Syria Kurds take Iraq border post

BEIRUT: Kurdish fighters in Syria seized a crossing on the eastern border with Iraq from rebel forces during fierce clashes at dawn on Saturday, a monitoring group said.

The Kurds “took control of the Al-Yaarubia border crossing with Iraq at dawn after clashes with the State in Iraq and the Levant, the Al-Nusra Front and other rebels,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.