Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) gather around a fire, where their kettle is heating, in the Kurdish town of Ifrin, in Aleppo's countryside October 13, 2013. . REUTERS/Roshak Ahmad
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Suicide bombers strike Kurdish town in north SyriaThree suicide bombers detonated their explosives belts in a local administration building in a Kurdish town in northeastern Syria Tuesday, killing at least five people, the state-run news agency and a Kurdish official said.SANA said the blasts in the Hadaya hotel killed five people, but a Kurdish official at the scene said at least seven people died, including four women.The area has been the scene of heavy battles recently between Kurdish gunmen and members of the Al-Qaeda breakaway group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria.Militants from the group have been fighting Kurdish gunmen for months in northern Syria in battles that left hundreds of people dead.Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Syria, making up more than 10 percent of the country's 23 million people.Another 3 million children have been displaced inside Syria because of the fighting, the report said.
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