Syrian Kurds report fierce fighting after Islamic State attack

Syrian Kurdish forces say heavy clashes are taking place in and near the northern border town of Tel Abyad after an attack by Islamic State extremists, who are not covered by the ceasefire agreement that went into effect at midnight local time (2200 GMT Friday).

The People's Protection Units (YPG), in a statement reported by the Hawar news agency which is close to the Kurdish militia, says the clashes broke out at 15 positions after a widescale attack by the extremists an hour before midnight.

Last update: Sat, 27/02/2016 - 10:32
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