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64 dead as Syria regime, IS clash; Army advances through Raqa

The clashes come with the army pressing an advance through Raqa, in northern Syria

AFP | PTI  |  Beirut 

Representational image. Photo: Reuters
Representational image. Photo: Reuters

Fierce fighting between Syrian government forces and the group has killed 64 combatants in province over a 24-hour period, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said on Wednesday.

The clashes come with the army pressing an advance through Raqa, in northern Syria, towards neighbouring Deir Ezzor, the only remaining province of the war-ravaged country still in the hands of the jihadists.

First Published: Wed, August 30 2017. 15:56 IST
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