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IS Forces Bear Down on Kurdish Units in Northeastern Syria

Fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units have been holding out against an Islamic State militant onslaught on villages across northeastern Syria. A major offensive began Tuesday, with IS fighters bent on regaining momentum after a series of territorial losses. In Tal Khanzir, 30 kilometers (more than 18 miles) west of Ras al-Ayn, the People's Protection Units, known as YPG, take cover at the sound of incoming IS fire. The Kurdish fighters, including members of the...

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