Fighting between Syrian army and IS in eastern Syria

Fighting between Syrian army and IS in eastern Syria

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Fighting between Syrian soldiers and Islamic State group militants has been taking place in the region of the city of Al Bukamal in eastern Syria. Video released by the Syrian Central Military Media reportedly showed rocket launchers firing missiles on believed to be IS posts. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of video. The city, also known as Abu Kamal, is along the Euphrates River, near the border with Iraq. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that IS in eastern Syria suffered a “complete defeat.”