47 dead as rebels battle Islamic State in north Syria

September 6, 2015 2:08 AM

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BEIRUT - A battle between the Islamic State and rebels for control of an opposition stronghold in northern Syria has killed at least 47 fighters, a monitor said on Saturday.

Twenty militants and other rebel fighters were killed in the clashes in Aleppo province throughout Friday along with 27 Islamic State militants, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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