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Terrorist groups stormed the city center of Tal Abyad and the villages Nastal, Khiwera, Qanatra located at zero point of the borderlines to the east of Tal Abyad in northern Syria, according to the Kurdish People's Defense Units (YPG).MOSCOW(Sputnik) — The Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) militants have launched a series of attacks on Tal Abyad in northern Syria near the border with Turkey, the Kurdish People's Defense Units (YPG) said in a press release on Saturday.
"After an effective military campaign in the town of Shadadi enabled the Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) to inflict significant blows to the Daesh (ISIS), elements of that terrorist group last night, February 26, launched a series of coordinated attacks on the city of Tal Abyad," the press release read.
According to the press release, the assault, which targeted south and east of Tal Abyad, was launched simultaneously from the Turkish side and the occupied city of Raqqa.
"From Turkey side, terrorist groups stormed the city center of Tal Abyad and the villages Nastal, Khiwera, Qanatra located at zero point of the borderlines to the east of Tal Abyad. Leading a charge from Raqqa, the terrorists at the same time targeted the chain of Gantari-Shergirat villages to the east of town Ain Issa, and southern Siluk," the press release read.
The YPG said it had confronted the attackers in 15 different locations, assuring the population that the attacks would be defeated, and the terrorists would "lose once again."
According to the press release, detailed information on the ongoing fight against terrorists and its results are due to be provided soon.