Kurdish force wrests NE Syrian town from Islamists

The capture of Tel Hamis in northweastern Syria was announced Friday by the Kurdish YPG militia which has mounted a strong offensive against ISIS in this strategic bridge area between the territories claimed by the Islamic Caliphate in Syria and Iraq. This week, ISIS raided Assyrian Christian villages and abducted more than 200 people including children. Their whereabouts are not known.


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