According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Kurds have already taken back from ISIS some 50 towns and villages. Meanwhile, Turkish officials say about 20,000 villagers, fearing getting trapped in the intensifying battles, are trying to cross into Turkey.
If the Kurds take Tal Abyad, as seems likely, they will cut off a key supply route into the ISIS "capital" in Syria, Raqqa. If you look at a map of the region, you can see why this is so significant -- Raqqa is the strongest of ISIS strongholds, meaning that if it weakens, ISIS will become considerably more vulnerable.
Huh, look what’s going on the Syria-Turkey border. Kurds fight ISIS. Yes, they fight those scary beardy dressed all-black militants. And they fight good.
Of course it’s noted that the US-led air force coalition helps a lot. But Kurds… even Kurds have success in the warfare against ISIS! Am I the one who read this news with eyebrows raised?