Over 20 thousand refugees flees northern Syrian into Turkey
Syrian Kurdish-led forces said they had captured a town at the Turkish border from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on June 15, driving it away from the frontier in an advance backed
by U.S.-led air strikes.
“Most of the new arrivals are Syrians escaping fighting between rival military forces in and around the key border town of Tel Abyad, which was controlled by militants and faces Akçakale across the border,” UNHCR spokesman William Spindler told a Geneva briefing.
The figure includes more than 2,183 Iraqis from the cities of Mosul, Ramadi and Fallujah, he added.