Gates of Hell: civilians flee to enter Turkey as kurdish forces closes in on ISIS held border

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.

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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.

 

Syrian refugees waiting on the Tal Abyad border cheered in delight as they heard that Kurdish forces were making headway towards the ISIS-held town before attempting to battle through the barbed wire which separates Syria from Turkey as they desperately tried to flee

Women clutching their children could be seen climbing through the fence after the refugees found a gap in which they could slip through

Young children were held by their parents as they were pulled through the barbed wire fencing to help them escape the clutches of ISIS

One young girl was pulled through the barbed wire fence as the Syrian refugees desperately tried to flee the ISIS-held town of Tal Abyad

Turkish soldiers guard the border as Syrian refugees wait to cross into Turkey as they flee the ISIS-held border town of Tal AbyadA Syrian woman cries after an airstrike hit the eastern part of the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad today as Kurdish forces try to reclaim itSyrian refugees climb through the fencing on the Tal Abyad border after Kurdish forces revealed they were heading towards Tal Abyad

Credit: Dailymail

quite touching..

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