Thousands of refugees return to Syria from Turkey after Syrian Kurds oust the Islamic State from border town
- Tight border security at Turkey’s border with Syria has limited crossings, but the victory in Tel Abyad allowed for a gate reopening permitting more than 2,000 refugees to return.
- More than 23,000 Syrians had entered Turkey earlier in the month, according to Turkish officials.
- The Kurdish YPG militia has encouraged the returns, guaranteeing safety in the towns they have recaptured.
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