Syrian Kurds say beat back Islamic State attack on border town

By REUTERS
July 1, 2015 11:25

 
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BEIRUT - A Syrian Kurdish militia said on Wednesday it had recovered full control of the border town of Tel Abyad after defeating Islamic State fighters who had raided it the day before.

The spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia said a district raided by Islamic State fighters on the eastern periphery of Tel Abyad was back under its control. Redur Xelil, the spokesman, said three Islamic State militants had been killed, while another had blown himself up with an explosive belt.

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