In a picture taken from Alcakale, Turkey, a flag of the Islamic State flutters amongst buildings in the center of the Syrian city Tal Abyad on June 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC
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The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Monday it had encircled the ISIS-controlled town of Tal Abyad, the nearest border town to the militant's de facto capital of Raqqa city.The Kurdish units were sending reinforcements to the area south of Tal Abyad from both its stronghold in Hassakeh province in the northeastern border area and from Kobani, northwest of Tal Abyad.For the YPG, seizing Tal Abyad would help them link up Kurdish-controlled areas in Hassakeh province and Kobani.
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