Kurds advancing on Islamic State
Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing, fleeing intense fighting between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State militants.
The mass exodus came as Kurdish fighters said they were making headway toward Tal Abyad, a stronghold of the extremist group near the Turkish border.
The YPG, the main Syrian Kurdish militia, said the militants had “lost control” over Suluk and it was advancing on Tal Abyad.
The loss of Tal Abyad would be a major blow to the Islamist extremist group.