The Islamic State jihadist group expelled Syrian regime troops Monday from the northern province of Raqa in a counter-offensive that killed 40 regime forces in 24 hours, a monitoring group said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadists' attack was launched on Sunday following a regime offensive into the IS stronghold of Raqa on June 3 that advanced around 20 kilometres (12 miles) to capture the town of Tabqa.
GMT 08:36 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilEU 27 must stay united in Brexit talks
GMT 08:33 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilTurkish authorities block access to Wikipedia
GMT 07:40 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilUS Marines return to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand
GMT 06:20 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilTrump says North Korea missile launch 'disrespected' China
GMT 06:19 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilPolisario Front withdraws from buffer zone in Western Sahara
GMT 06:16 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilUS official confirms N. Korea missile launch
GMT 06:13 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilNorth Korea test-fires ballistic missile
GMT 06:11 2017 Saturday ,29 April6.8-magnitude quake off the Philippines