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Kurdish fighters advance on Syrian town held by Islamic State militants:

Kurdish fighters advance on Syrian town held by Islamic State militants:

BEIRUT — Kurdish fighters were closing in on a northeastern Syrian town that is a key stronghold of the Islamic State group on Friday, activists said. The town and the surrounding province have become the latest battleground in the fight against the IS extremists who this week captured up to 220 Christians there. The push on the eastern and southeastern edges of the town of Tel Hamees in Hassakeh province came after the Kurdish troops took dozens of nearby villages from the Islamic State extremists. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists inside Syria, said the Kurdish fighters were supported by Arab militias and air strikes from the U.S.-backed coalition in their advance on Tel Hamees. The Kurdish fighters, known as the People's Protection Units or YPG, have been making territorial gains since capturing the Syrian bord...

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