Islamic State launches two suicide attacks on U.S.-backed Syrian rebels

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – Islamic State militants launched two suicide attacks on U.S.-backed Syrian rebels near the border with Iraq, leaving at least 12 dead in the fighting and many wounded, rebel sources said on Sunday. The militants also staged a suicide attack on a convoy of rebel fighters from the Western-backed Osoud al Sharqiya rebel group, who had sent reinforcements from their outpost near the Rukban refugee camp further south west. Islamic State “staged a suicide attack and there were clashes inside Tanf.

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