Kurdish fighters seize full control of Syria's Tal Abyad

Celebrating the win

DAMASCUS - Kurdish militia, backed by Syrian rebel forces, seized full control of a key border town from the Islamic State jihadist group early on Tuesday, a monitoring group said.
"Since dawn this morning, not a single bullet has been fired in Tal Abyad," said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman.
"The Kurdish fighters now have full control of Tal Abyad," which was used by IS as a gateway from Turkey to its de facto capital Raqa to the south, he said.