Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters man a checkpoint near Tel Hamis in northeast Syria March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Kurdish forces in Syria say deepening military coordination with the United States and its allies has helped them make rapid advances against ISIS in an offensive under way in the northeast near the border with Iraq.The advance, which has cut at least one ISIS supply route from Iraq, has moved faster than the campaign for Ain al-Arab, or Kobani, where it took the YPG aided by Iraqi Kurdish fighters and U.S.-led airstrikes some four months to defeat ISIS."But in Al-Jazeera [Hassakeh], there was much greater coordination," Xelil said.He said ISIS had been weakened by the Ain al-Arab defeat.The YPG campaign in northeastern Syria has resulted in ISIS' defeat in the towns of Tal Hamis and Tal Brak.
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