What The Fall Of Tal Abyad Means For ISIS And The Kurds
Tal Abyad has been captured by a Kurdish-FSA coalition, and ISIS has been driven out. So what does it mean for the players involved?By Jake Godin | June 16, 2015
ISIS has lost Tal Abyad, Syria. Now what? (Video via People's Protection Units)
A joint force — of both Kurdish People's Protection Units and Arabic Free Syrian Army fighters — called Euphrates Volcano has successfully driven ISIS militants out of a key Syrian-Turkish border town.
YPG's media account declared the Tal Abyad liberated within 24 hours after the siege began. Footage of FSA and Kurdish battalions celebrating at Turkey's border and erecting the FSA flag was posted online not long after.