VIDEO: The FSA and YPG say they’ve made it inside Tal Abyad

Published June 16th, 2015 - 12:33 GMT
Watch the video FSA fighters say shows some of the first moments inside Tal Abyad.(AFP/File)
Watch the video FSA fighters say shows some of the first moments inside Tal Abyad.(AFP/File)

In the last few days we've watched the advancement of YPG and FSA troops toward the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad, held by Daesh militants since last June. 

Now the Kurds and rebels claim to have taken full control of the city. Reports showed YPG fighters waving yellow flags throughout the city, opposition media uploaded this video on Monday of FSA units raising their flag inside the city, too. Via YouTube.

 

 

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the US-led airstrikes backing the Kurds killed 40 Daesh militants, while the YPG claimed it lost five fighters in clashes. The victory comes after a two-week-long advancement toward the area, where just 60 miles south is the Daesh stronghold city of Raqqa. 


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