Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters stand near an ISIS flag in Tal Abyad town, Raqqa governorate, June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Kurdish-led forces in Syria seized a town from ISIS Tuesday after capturing a military base overnight, aided by U.S.-led airstrikes in some of the most dramatic gains yet against the militants.Overnight, the advancing forces took control of the nearby Liwa-93 military base, a strategic objective which ISIS had captured last year from government forces.In a separate battle, the Syrian military and militias fighting alongside it have gained ground to the northwest of the city of Palmyra, which ISIS captured from government control last month, according to the Observatory and a source in Syria briefed on the situation.Coordination between the YPG and the U.S.-led alliance has deepened since they first joined forces to defend the town of Kobani at the Turkish border, defeating ISIS fighters in January after four months of battle there.
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