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Both the NIA and the IB have been keeping track of devious new communication tools being used by the IS, including messaging apps that encrypt texts and destroy them almost immediately.
The Syrian Democratic Forces fighters where killed in a car bombing and subsequent clashes between Al-Bahra and Hajin in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
The town has long been a bastion of radical Sunni Muslim groups and was one of the last IS holdouts retaken by government troops last year.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of Islamic State militants who have for years been fighting security forces in the Sinai Peninsula
Meanwhile, NIA seeking the custody of Kalpetta native Nashidul Hamzafar who was allegedly deported from Afghanistan claimed that accused is familiar to other IS sympathisers in India.
Nashidul, who was deported from Afghanistan in September, was arrested by the NIA from New Delhi.
Intel sleuths step up vigil in Kerala, Tamil Nadu on fake passport rackets after probe reveals IS links
V K Shajhan alias Shajahan Velluva Kandy of Kannur was arrested by the NIA after he was caught while trying to cross over into Syria and sent back by Ankara.
Citing medical sources, the pro-government al-Watan newspaper said the bodies belonged to civilians who had been killed by the strikes of the US-led coalition on Raqqa.
Islamic State fighter offered to trade Yazidi captive for Adidas sneakers; foreign men led atrocities: Reports
Islamic State had devised a system of photographing Yazidi girls and women, and had created a database both to prevent their escape and to facilitate exchanges between members of the group.
Jufra lawmaker Ismail al-Sharif said IS fighters attacked the city with 25 vehicles, beheaded five civilians and torched local government and security offices.
More than 300 SDF fighters and around 500 IS jihadists have been killed in the past seven weeks of fighting, the Observatory says.
IS late Friday dispatched suicide bombers as part of a counter-attack against the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, raising the death toll from an earlier figure
US-led coalition killed Twenty-eight IS members in air strikes around the town of Hajin.
Most children of Iraqi IS members live mingled among the hundreds of thousands still languishing in camps for those displaced by the three years of fighting that brought down IS.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says the fighting on Thursday is over the village of Sousah where a sandstorm has caused bad visibility.