Syrian refugees broke through a barbed wire fence in a desperate bid to flee from the ISIS-held border town of Tal Abyad and cross into Turkey.
Turkish troops had watched on helplessly yesterday as heavily-armed ISIS terrorists blocked the border crossing at Tal Abyad, where some 13,000 civilians have crossed over the past ten days.
The men, women and children were stopped at gunpoint almost within touching distance of the border town of Akcakale.
However, backed by allied rebels and air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition – Kurdish forces pressed forward with their offensive on Tal Abyad and advanced to within three miles of the border town.
Syrian refugees waiting at the border cheered in delight as they heard that Kurdish militia were making headway towards the ISIS stronghold before attempting to battle through the barbed wire which separates Syria from Turkey.