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Al-Qaeda attacks Syrian Kurdish town, kills 18

Press TV

At least 18 people have been killed after al-Qaeda militants attacked the Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain in northeastern Syria.

The incident took place after the foreign-backed militants assaulted the strategic border town, clashing with the Kurds in the area, reports said on Saturday.

Most of the dead are militants. The attack forced a large crowd of civilians to flee into villages in the neighboring Turkey.

Al-Qaeda-linked militants started attacks on several Kurdish-majority areas in northern and northeastern Syria on Friday.

In July, Kurdish fighters took control of Ras al-Ain, after expelling al-Qaeda linked militants from the area.

The terrorists have been launching assault on the city and other Kurdish-held areas of Syria.

Elsewhere, the foreign-sponsored militants attacked a checkpoint in a Christian area of the western city of Homs, killing at least 11 people, including six civilians.

“Terrorists today committed a massacre, killing 11 people … in Homs countryside,” the official SANA news agency quoted a Syrian official as saying.

Many Christians escaping the crisis in the city of Homs have settled in Christian villages around the city, where the incident happened.

A recent report said that the militants killed Italian priest, Paolo Dall’Oglio. He was in the city of Raqqa to demand the release of kidnapped people…

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