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Syria: Kobane celebrates after Kurdish fighters liberate path to Tal Abyad00:55

Syria: Kobane celebrates after Kurdish fighters liberate path to Tal Abyad

Syrian Arab Republic, Kobane
June 15, 2015 at 23:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kobane residents cheered and celebrated as Syrian Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) rolled into the village on Monday evening after liberating a strategic road joining Tal Abyad and Raqqa from Islamic State control.

Triumphant fighters shot their guns in the air as they arrived in Kobane, while villagers were seen dancing and playing drums.

A YPG spokesperson said that the town of Tal Abyad is now under control of the YPG fighters. The Kurdish militia also said that they liberated the border crossing between Tal Abyad and Turkey.

Clashes between the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Kurdish fighters forced around 16,000 people to flee the region in the last two weeks, with 3,000 arriving at the Akcakale border crossing with Turkey on Monday.

Syria: Kobane celebrates after Kurdish fighters liberate path to Tal Abyad00:55
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Kobane residents cheered and celebrated as Syrian Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) rolled into the village on Monday evening after liberating a strategic road joining Tal Abyad and Raqqa from Islamic State control.

Triumphant fighters shot their guns in the air as they arrived in Kobane, while villagers were seen dancing and playing drums.

A YPG spokesperson said that the town of Tal Abyad is now under control of the YPG fighters. The Kurdish militia also said that they liberated the border crossing between Tal Abyad and Turkey.

Clashes between the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Kurdish fighters forced around 16,000 people to flee the region in the last two weeks, with 3,000 arriving at the Akcakale border crossing with Turkey on Monday.

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