Thousands of refugees from northern Syria at Turkish border area of Akcakale have broken fence and crossed over into Turkey.

Syrian refugees fleeing intense fighting between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants threw their belongings over the fence while others passed infants into Turkey over barbed wires.

Turkish troops later gathered up the refugees on the Turkish side of the border, preventing them from going deeper into Turkey.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Kurdish fighters captured more villages near Tal Abyad.

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