Syrian Kurds Call For Assistance As Thousands Flood Turkey

Syrian Kurdish forces renewed their call for international intervention on Sunday as the United Nations said 70,000 people had fled into Turkey to escape an Islamic State offensive on a strategic border town.

Since Thursday, ISIS rebels, backed by tanks and other heavy armor, have seized control of more than 60 villages near the regional capital of Ayn al-Arab, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group. The extremist insurgents have also forced the evacuation of about 100 other villages.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joins us from London.

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