Kurd fighters gain on IS in Syria

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Published: Saturday 14th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Kurdish fighters are making gains against the Islamic State group in north-eastern Syria amid air strikes by the US-led coalition, officials say.

Nasser Haj Mansour, a defence official in Syria’s Kurdish region, said the fighters had captured the Christian village of Tal Maghas in Hassakeh province, which had been under the control of IS militants.

Mr Haj Mansour and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the village was taken overnight.

They also said air strikes by the US-led coalition, the first in the area in days, targeted IS positions near Tal Tamr village, about six miles west of Tal Maghas.

Syria’s main Kurdish force, the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, yesterday called for the US-led coalition to attack IS in Hassakeh province.

Published: Saturday 14th March 2015 by The News Editor

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