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IS kills more than 50 in central Syria attack: monitor

AFP  |  Beirut 

The Islamic State group killed more than 50 people in an attack on two government-held villages in central Syria's Hama province today, a monitor said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack on two villages killed 15 civilians and 27 pro-fighters, with another 10 bodies yet to be identified as fighters or local residents.

IS also lost 15 fighters in the attack, the monitor said.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 19:02 IST