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Heavy clashes between IS, US-backed fighters in Syria

AP  |  Beirut 

Rival groups are reporting intense battles in eastern between the Islamic State group and US-backed fighters.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says the fighting on Thursday is over the village of where a sandstorm has caused bad visibility.

The Britain-based for Human Rights said the fighting began on Wednesday, when IS launched an offensive against the opposition group, killing 10 of them. The fate of 35 other opposition fighters is unknown.

The Observatory said 18 IS gunmen have been killed while the IS-linked Aamaq agency reported 18 deaths among fighters.

is in the last pocket held by IS in that the has been trying to capture since last month.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 16:20 IST