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US-backed Syria offensive kills 35 IS fighters: Monitor

US-led coalition killed Twenty-eight IS members in air strikes around the town of Hajin.

Published: 20th October 2018 06:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2018 06:28 PM   |  A+A-

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The US-led coalition is working to uproot the last IS fighters. ( Photo | AP)

By PTI

BEIRUT:  An offensive by US-backed forces against the Islamic State group's last redoubt in eastern Syria killed 35 jihadists on Saturday, a Britain-based war monitor said.

Twenty-eight IS members were killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition around the town of Hajin, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

And a further seven jihadists were killed in ground fighting with the Syrian Democratic Forces, who launched a coalition-backed offensive against the IS-held pocket in the Euphrates valley last month.



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