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Syria crisis: Kurdish fighters capture key border post

By Neha Attre | Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 14:41

Zee Media Bureau

Beirut: After days of fighting, the Kurdish fighters on Saturday managed to capture key Yaaroubiyeh post in the war-torn country, a Syrian activist group has claimed.

Yaaroubiyeh post, a crossing point on Iraqi border, was captured reportedly by the Kurdish troops after several days of clashes with fighters of al Qaeda-linked factions Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Reports of capture of the Yaaroubiyeh post came shortly after Syrian state-run TV reported that the head of Jabhat al-Nusra, Abu Mohammad al-Golani, was killed in Latakia without giving any further details.

However, Golani`s death was not confirmed as there was no contact with Golani, the Observatory had said.

Meanwhile, around 20,000 armed opposition groups are fighting in Syria, a United Nations official has said.

First Published: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:10
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