Kurdish Fighters Regain Syria Town

Kurdish Fighters Regain Syria Town

BEIRUT (AP) -- A spokesman for Syria's main Kurdish militia says his group's fighters have retaken a neighborhood attacked by Islamic State extremists in a key northern town.

Redur Khalil of the People's Protection Units, or YPG, said Wednesday that Kurdish fighters now fully control the border town of Tal Abyad, after capturing the northeastern neighborhood of Mashhour.

IS on Tuesday launched a surprise attack on the town of Tal Abyad, which was recently seized by the YPG, and captured the Mashhour district.

Khalil said IS fighters were evicted form the neighborhood, adding that three extremists were killed and a fourth blew himself up.

Kurdish fighters captured Tal Abyad two weeks ago — denying the IS group a crucial nearby border crossing the militants used to bring in supplies and foreign fighters.