IS mil­i­tants abduct scores of civil­ians in east­ern Syria

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The Is­lamic State group stormed a set­tle­ment for dis­placed peo­ple in east­ern Syria and ab­ducted scores of civil­ians in the lat­est at­tack by the ex­trem­ists on civil­ians, a U.S.-backed Syr­ian force and a war mon­i­tor said Satur­day. The area in Deir el-Zour prov­ince has been wit­ness­ing days of in­tense clashes be­tween IS and the U.S.-backed Syr­ian Demo­cratic Forces amid bad weather and low vis­i­bil­ity.

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