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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