November 10, 2017 / 10:53 AM / a year ago

Observatory: Islamic State takes back half of Syrian town from Syrian army, allies

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that Islamic State has taken back control of half of the Syrian town of Albu Kamal.

The Syrian army declared it had captured the eastern border town on Thursday with the help of its allies.

Reporting by Sarah Dadouch; Editing by Alison Williams

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