Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

#CecilTheLion : Hunter Becomes The Hunted

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Erdogan’s gamble: Turkey launches offensives on PKK and Islamic State Group (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Europe’s shame: Calais migrant crisis deepens (part 1)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The River Seine, the lifeblood of the French capital

Read more

FOCUS

Remote learning brings hope to Brazil’s rural poor

Read more

ENCORE!

'The Little Prince', from the book to the screen

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Indian execution like a 'Hollywood courtroom drama'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

A new player in Syria's war

Read more

FOCUS

Bangladesh: Secular bloggers live in fear after spate of killings

Read more

Europe

Fresh clashes erupt between Kurds and Syrian Islamists along Turkey border

© Hurriyet Daily News

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-07-22

Kurds trying to assert their autonomy along the Turkish border with Syria have found themselves pitted against Islamists trying to cement their control of rebel zones over the past week, provoking clashes in the already volatile region.

Clashes between Islamist rebel forces and Kurdish fighters spread to a second Syrian province on July 20, activists said, as factional tensions rose in the north of the country.

People’s Defense Units (YPG), the militant wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), and al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front have been engaged in a fight for almost a week in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn, near the Turkish border town of Ceylanpınar.

The new round of fighting broke out in Tel Abyad, a border town near Turkey in the rebel-held Raqqa province. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said clashes began after Kurdish fighters in the area discovered fighters from an al Qaeda-linked rebel group trying to rig one of their bases with explosives.

Click here to read more on Hurriyet Daily News.

Date created : 2013-07-22

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Turkey, US cooperate on aid to Syrian rebels

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Four Belgians detained on Turkey-Syria border

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Turkey to build wall on border with Syria

    Read more

COMMENT(S)