March 11, 2019 / 1:38 PM / 13 days ago

SDF kills 'dozens' in east Syria Islamic State battle - spokesman

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) killed dozens in continuing clashes with Islamic State fighters at Baghouz in eastern Syria and captured a jihadist arms dump, said Mustafa Bali, an SDF spokesman, on Twitter.

Four Islamic State fighters attempted suicide attacks and one SDF fighter was killed and four were wounded during the clashes, Bali added.

Reporting By Angus McDowall; editing by John Stonestreet

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