Syrian Kurds battle ISIS in northeast

By REUTERS
April 11, 2015 15:58

BEIRUT - At least two dozen Islamic State fighters have been killed in northeastern Syria in a battle with Kurdish forces supported by US-led air strikes, a Kurdish official and a group monitoring the war said on Saturday.

Ten members of the Kurdish YPG militia were also killed in the fighting in Hasaka province, a strategically important region that borders Turkey and Iraq and where Islamic State has recently lost ground, said Nasir Haj Mahmoud, a Kurdish official, speaking by phone.

"Daesh is trying to open new front," Mahmoud said, using an Arabic term for Islamic State. He said the death toll among Islamic State fighters was as high as 41, and the dead included foreign fighters.


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