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Islamic State kills two dozen pro-regime fighters in Syria

A firefight in the Deir ez-Zor desert is the latest sign of the Islamic State terror network's lingering presence.

Suspected Islamic State (IS) fighters in eastern Syria killed more than two dozen fighters aligned with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in an ambush on Monday, according to the United Kingdom-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

Some 26 pro-regime soldiers and members of the Al-Quds Brigade militia were killed after a skirmish in Syria’s eastern desert near the city of al-Mayadeen.

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