Islamic State attacks Kurdish-held town on Turkish border

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Source: Reuters - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 20:59 GMT
Author: Reuters

  • Tel Abyad a strategic border town for Islamic State

  • Kurdish YPG seized town from IS last year

  • Coalition launches 10 air strikes to repel assault (Adds details from Pentagon in fourth paragraph)

By Mariam Karouny and Seyhmus Cakan

BEIRUT/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants launched an assault on a Kurdish-controlled town on Syria's border with Turkey on Saturday, prompting air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition to try to drive them back.

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