IS counter-attacks kill 47 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor

November 25, 2018

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)and US soldiers patrol the Kurdish-held town of Al-Darbasiyah in northeastern Syria bordering Turkey on November 4, 2018 (AFP)

Counter-attacks by the Islamic State group have killed at least 47 US-backed fighters over two days as the jihadists struck from their embattled holdout in eastern Syria, a war monitor said Saturday.