Kurds clash with ISIS at gates of Syrian border town, thousands flee

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Islamic State members ask people to go back to the city center at the Turkish Akcakale crossing gate in Sanliurfa province (AFP Photo)

Islamic State members ask people to go back to the city center at the Turkish Akcakale crossing gate in Sanliurfa province (AFP Photo)

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Syrian refugees flee as Turkish soldiers use water cannons to move them away from fences at the Turkish border near the Syrian town of Tal Abyad (AFP Photo)

Syrian refugees flee as Turkish soldiers use water cannons to move them away from fences at the Turkish border near the Syrian town of Tal Abyad (AFP Photo)

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Thousands of Syrians run away from center Tal Abyad after they heard Kurdish fighters are coming at the Turkish Akcakale crossing gate in Sanliurfa province (AFP Photo)

Thousands of Syrians run away from center Tal Abyad after they heard Kurdish fighters are coming at the Turkish Akcakale crossing gate in Sanliurfa province (AFP Photo)

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Syrian refugees near the Syrian town of Tal Abyad try to grab bottles of water thrown from the Turkish side of the border (AFP Photo)

Syrian refugees near the Syrian town of Tal Abyad try to grab bottles of water thrown from the Turkish side of the border (AFP Photo)

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Syrian refugees wait near the Turkish border in Akcakale in the Sanliurfa province not far from the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad (AFP Photo)

Syrian refugees wait near the Turkish border in Akcakale in the Sanliurfa province not far from the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad (AFP Photo)

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With their ferocious reputation, Kurdish fighters in Syria have caused panic amongst those waiting at the Turkish border for entry (AFP Photo)

With their ferocious reputation, Kurdish fighters in Syria have caused panic amongst those waiting at the Turkish border for entry (AFP Photo)

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In a picture taken from Akcakale in Turkey, a Syrian boy walks at the Turkish border near the Syrian town of Tal Abyad (AFP Photo)

In a picture taken from Akcakale in Turkey, a Syrian boy walks at the Turkish border near the Syrian town of Tal Abyad (AFP Photo)

UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2015 10:30 PM IST
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