Syria villagers drive out Islamic State jihadists

August 2, 2014 2:33 PM

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Syria villagers drive out Islamic State jihadists

Tribesmen in three villages in eastern Syria have driven out Islamic State (IS) militants, in a rare display of local resistance to the group.

Four days of fighting left nine IS fighters, three tribesmen and five civilians dead, UK-based Syrian opposition activists say.

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