Syrian Troops Regain Area From IS in Northeastern City

June 30, 2015 1:43 PM

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Syria's state TV says government forces have retaken a neighborhood from Islamic State fighters in a northeastern city, days after it was captured by the extremists.

The IS group attacked several government-held southern neighborhoods of the city of Hassakeh last week. The fighting has continued since then, leaving dozens dead, according to activists.

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