Tall Abjad: Already 23,000 refugees in Turkey
The flow of refugees from northern Syria is growing – most flee from the fighting around Tall Abjad. According to the UN already more than 23,000 people have been crossing the border into Turkey in security.
More than 23,000 people have fled to the United Nations in Turkey from the fighting in northern Syria.’ Most of the newcomers are Syrians who are fleeing from the fighting around the border town of Tall Abjad’, says the spokesman for the UN Flchtlingshilfswerks UNHCR, William Spindler, in Geneva on Tuesday. Among the refugees but are also almost 2200 Iraqis from the cities of Mosul, Ramadi and Fallujah. Spindler relied on his statements on information provided by the Turkish authorities.
Syrian Kurds had previously notified, they would have brought Tall Abjad completely under their control. In addition, the supply route of extremist militia’ Islamic State’ was capped by Rakka ( IS ) of Tall Abjad.
Rakka is the de facto capital of the caliphate proclaimed by IS. It lies about 50 kilometers south of Tall Abjad, on the smuggled weapons and Islamists oil. Should the data confirm that the Kurds would now control a 400 -kilometer strip along the Syrian- Turkish border.
Around the city Tall Abjad currently played out dramatic scenes. Desperate inhabitants of the Syrian border town to arrive in Turkey. There they would be safe from the fighting between the Islamic state ( IS ) and the Kurdish militia YPG. The saving neighboring country, you can see across the border are military posts.
But at least this Saturday was the road blocked. Heavily armed fighters of the IS blocking the border crossing, and urged the people back at gunpoint. The Turkish units used a water cannon to prevent the fleeing Syrians at border crossings. Numerous warning shots were fired. Many of the refugees stretched because of the large heat empty bottles in the air and asked for water.
For the terrorists of the’ Islamic State’ would be a defeat in Tall Abjad a significant strategic setback. The place is an important junction between Rakka and the Turkish border. At present, the Kurds are only a few kilometers from Tall Abjad away, their offensive is supported by air strikes of the Alliance against IS. With this alliance, the US armed forces with.