Isil re­cap­tures Syr­ian town on Iraqi bor­der

The Sunday Telegraph - - World News -

Isil ji­hadists have re­cap­tured nearly all of Albu Ka­mal, putting up a fierce fight­back for what had been the last sig­nif­i­cant Syr­ian town un­der their con­trol, a mon­i­tor said yes­ter­day.

Syr­ian regime forces and al­lied mili­tia over­ran Albu Ka­mal, which lies on the bor­der with Iraq, on Thurs­day but have since faced a string of Is­lamic State of Iraq and the Le­vant (Isil) counter at­tacks.

Yes­ter­day the Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights said Isil had “am­bushed” the at­tack­ing forces and ousted them from most of the town.

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