Kurds clash with ‘IS’ militants in Syria
Kurdish and Christian fighters are battling militants from “Islamic State” in northeastern Syria. The whereabouts of at least 90 Christians kidnapped on Monday remain unknown.
The Hassakeh province in northeastern Syria was the scene of intense fighting on Wednesday between Kurdish and Christian militiamen and insurgents from the extremist group “Islamic State” (IS).
The fighters had succeeded in cutting off an IS supply line from Iraq, according to the Reuters news agency.
The province borders Turkey and Iraq and is home to Assyrian Christians, at least 90 of whom were kidnapped by IS on Monday. The whereabouts of the kidnap victims, among them many women and children, remain unknown. Several hundred Christians have fled their homes in the province and made for its two largest cities as a result of the kidnappings from several villages.
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Source News: DW