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Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

Oct 01, 2014    

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists.The victory, which could make it harder for militants to operate on both sides of the frontier, was also achieved with help from Kurds from the Syrian side of the frontier, a new sign of cooperation across the border.Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters took control of the Rabia border crossing in a battle that began before...

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