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US-led strikes kill 28 jihadists in eastern Syria: monitor

AFP  |  Beirut 

At least 28 Islamic State group jihadists were killed today in coordinated strikes by the US-led coalition and allied fighters in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said.

"At least 28 IS jihadists were killed in air and artillery strikes" in province, said Rami Abdel Rahman, of the for Human Rights.

He said the coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, had carried out the attacks in the Bir al-Meleh region of the province, which borders

He said IS-held territory in eastern had been reduced to a "small pocket" since the SDF in early May launched the final phase of an offensive to expel the jihadists from eastern

IS, which once controlled swathes of and Iraq, has been pounded by multiple offensives and today controls less than three percent of Syria's territory.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 02:15 IST