Is­lamic State re­gains con­trol of Syr­ian town:

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Syr­ian op­po­si­tion ac­tivists say fight­ers of the Is­lamic State have re­gained con­trol of a town near the bor­der with Iraq the gov­ern­ment said it cap­tured ear­lier this week. Bouka­mal, the last ma­jor Is­lamic State strong­hold in Syria, was taken by gov­ern­ment sol­diers and their al­lies on Thurs­day. Is­lamic State mil­i­tants with­drew from the town but launched a coun­terof­fen­sive over the past two days. Rami Ab­du­rah­man of the Bri­tain-based Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights and Omar Abu Laila, a Eu­rope-based op­po­si­tion ac­tivist orig­i­nally from Syria’s east­ern prov­ince, said Satur­day that Is­lamic State fight­ers are again in full con­trol of the town. The gov­ern­ment had no com­ment on the re­port.

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