Islamic State storms Syrian city

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Published: Thursday 25th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Islamic State militants in Syria have stormed government-held neighbourhoods in the predominantly Kurdish city of Hassakeh, capturing several areas.

The attack comes after IS suffered several setbacks in northern Syria against Kurdish forces over the past few weeks. The city of Hassakeh is divided between president Bashar Assad’s forces and Kurdish fighters.

Redur Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, said IS militants attacked government-held neighbourhoods on the southern edge of Hassakeh and captured some areas.

Syrian state TV reported intense clashes in the southern neighbourhood of Nashawi.

IS also staged a new attack on the Kurdish town of Kobani, which resisted a months-long assault by the militants.

Turkish officials said a suicide bomber detonated a car near the border gate that separates Kobani from the Turkish town of Mursitpinar.

Official put the number of casualties at more than 40, with reports that a child had been killed.

Published: Thursday 25th June 2015 by The News Editor

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