Syrian border village falls under IS control

Author : Mircea Birca | Saturday, September 27, 2014
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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters have taken control of a Syrian border village in the eastern outskirts of Ayn Al-Arab, a town on Syrian-Turkish borders, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Friday.

ISIL took control of the village, inhabited mostly by Kurds, following violent clashes with Kurdish fighting units, SOHR said in a press statement, adding that the village was later rattled by a heavy explosion.

“Sound of firing, caused by mutual gunshot between the Turkish border guards and ISIL fighters, was heard on the Turkish-Syrian border in the eastern countryside of Ayn Al-Arab,” the statement said, adding that “two surface-to-surface missiles struck an area held by the Islamic battalions in the neighborhood of Al-Sharafeyyi and another area in al Meleh square in Old Aleppo.”

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