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IS kills 20 US-backed fighters in Syria: monitor

AFP  |  Beirut 

At least 20 fighters from a US-backed force fighting the Islamic State group were killed Friday in an IS ambush in eastern Syria, a monitor said.

"The fighters were advancing during a sandstorm, they were surrounded, IS members used explosives and opened fire," said the Britain-based for Human Rights.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces is waging an offensive around the town of in the province of Deir Ezzor, IS's last stronghold in the country's east.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 01:15 IST