Activists: Tribesmen force extremist group out of eastern Syrian villages

August 2, 2014 10:53 AM

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Activists: Tribesmen force extremist group out of eastern Syrian villages

BEIRUT – Activists say tribesmen have risen up against the extremist Islamic State group in eastern Syria, forcing it to withdraw from some villages.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Turkey-based activist Mustafa Osso on Saturday said the group was forced to bring in reinforcements from neighboring Iraq.

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