Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters stand with their weapons in Tel Hamis in Hasaka countryside March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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ISIS is preparing for a possible attack on a city in northeastern Syria near the border with Iraq where it remains a big threat despite recent setbacks, a Kurdish official told Reuters Tuesday.The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has recorded significant victories against ISIS this year, driving it from the town of Ain al-Arab at the Turkish border and then taking two towns in Hassakeh province with the help of a U.S.-led air campaign.The YPG has emerged as the only partner for the U.S.-led alliance bombing ISIS in Syria.Since driving ISIS from Ain al-Arab in January, the YPG has secured a large area around the town, including villages within the provincial boundaries of Raqqa, the group's de facto capital.
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