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Kurd forces hold Iraq border crossing with Syria

  • This image posted on a militant news Twitter account on Thursday, June 12, 2014 shows militants from the Al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) removing part of the soil barrier on the Iraq-Syria borders and moving through it. (AP Photo/albaraka_news)

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq: Kurdish forces are in control of one the two official border crossings with Syria, which they seized after Iraqi forces withdrew, a senior Kurdish security official said Sunday.

The Kurdish troops took control of the Rabia crossing on Tuesday and have held it since, Jabbar Yawar, the secretary general of the ministry responsible for the Kurdish peshmerga forces, told AFP.

 
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