Syria: Daesh launches major assault against Kurdish border town

Published March 11th, 2015 - 11:12 GMT

AFP reports Daesh has launched a major offensive against the Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain on the Syrian border.

"Fighters from the Islamic State group [Daesh] started a huge assault towards Ras al-Ain, and were able to take over a village nearby," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) currently control Ras al-Ain and surrounding villages, but Daesh is fighting to take control.

The development comes weeks after Kurdish fighters drove Daesh out of the strategic border city of Kobani.

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