Kurdish fighters attack ISIS in northeast Syria

A fighter of the Kurdish of the Committees for the Protection of the Kurdish People (YPG) holds a position in a trench on October 19, 2013 in the Kurdish town of Derik (aka al-Malikiyah in Arabic), in the northeastern Hasakeh governorate.

Syrian Kurdish forces advanced against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in two separate attacks in northeastern Syria near the Iraqi border on Sunday, an organization tracking the war reported, according to Reuters news agency.

In an attack backed by U.S.-led air strikes, the Kurdish YPG advanced to within 5 km (3 miles) of Tel Hamis, an ISIS-controlled town 35 km (22 miles) southeast of the city of Qamishli, Kurdish official Nasir Haj Mansour said.

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“Twenty-three farms and villages, big and small, have been liberated,” Mansour told Reuters by telephone.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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