FSA and YPG march on Tel Abyad, wresting villages from Islamic State

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Units from the Free Syrian Army [FSA] and the Kurdish People's Protection Units [YPG] captured eight villages in northern A-Raqqa province from the Islamic State [IS] over the weekend, putting the joint Arab-Kurdish force 20km south of the prized border town of Tel Abyad, reported the Kurdish news agency ARA News on Sunday. “Fighting is still going on since Sunday at the cross-roads town of Suluk, 19km southeast of Tel Abyad,” Abu Ward A-Raqawi, a journalist with A-Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, told Syria Direct on Monday. “But the families of non-Syrian IS fighters have already started fleeing to A-Raqqa, taking their families with them,” he added. Tel Abyad is a way station for fighters, guns, food and medicine entering Syria from Turkey and has been under IS control since last summer.