Kurdish fighters re-take Syria town, kill 25 ISIL forces

Kurdish fighters re-take Syria town, kill 25 ISIL forces
Sat Feb 22, 2014 19:56:15

A militant Kurdish group has reported recapturing a town in northeastern Syria from foreign-sponsored insurgents fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The development came in a Saturday battle, during which 28 individuals, mostly the foreign-backed militants, were killed, Syrian opposition-led Observatory for Human Rights (OHR) group said as quoted in a Reuters report. 

According to the report, a Kurdish group called The People's Protection Units announced in a statement that its fighter had killed nearly 50 “armed mercenaries” in a battle for Tal Brak, a town located on a highway between the cities of Hassaka and Qamishli.

The report further cites an OHR official as saying that at least 25 of those killed were insurgents affiliated with the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group and three others were Kurdish fighters. 

The foreign-backed ISIL insurgents are notorious for committing atrocities and terror bombings mostly against the civilian population across Syria and neighboring Iraq.   


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