Syrian Kurds carry their belongs upon their arrival in the Syrian town of Kobani, also known as Ain al-Arab, on March 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO/YASIN AKGUL
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Islamist fighters Monday kidnapped some 300 Kurdish civilians at a checkpoint in northwestern Syria, Kurdish officials and a local journalist told AFP.It was not immediately clear which group was responsible for the kidnapping, though Kurdish officials accused Al-Qaeda's affiliate Al-Nusra Front, which is active in Idlib province. ISIS fighters are accused of kidnapping over 200 Assyrian Christians from Hassakeh province, and last year held more than 150 Kurdish schoolchildren kidnapped in Aleppo province.Nusra Front has also been implicated in kidnappings.
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