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Kurds Close in on IS-held Syrian Town

Kurdish militias are closing in on an Islamic State-held town along Syria's frontier with Turkey, a day into an offensive to push back the militant group, Kurdish officials and Syrian activists said Sunday. Regaining control of Tal Abyad could cut off a route for Islamic State fighters and supplies. Thousands of Syrians have fled in anticipation of fighting along the northern border as Kurdish fighters advanced on Tal Abyad. Through social media, a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG...

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