Islamic State regains control of Syrian town:
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.