Kurdish forces advance on IS supply route
Kurdish forces backed by US-led air raids have advanced on Tal Abyad, a Syrian town used by Islamic State militants as a conduit for foreign recruits. Turkey has reluctantly taken in 3,000 Syrians who fled the fighting.
An envoy for the US-led aerial coalition claimed that Kurdish fighters in northern Syria were scoring territorial gains against the Islamic State (IS) jihadists and were “very close” to severing a supply route to the main IS city of Raqqa.
Brett McGurk, the coalition’s US deputy special envoy, speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program, said Kurdish and other units were giving IS a “beating.”
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Kurdish fighters had captured more villages on Sunday near Tal Abyad, where fighting had raged on its eastern outskirts.
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Source News: DW