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Isis Missile Injures Two British Soldiers in Eastern Syria

Counterterrorism & Security

7Dnews London

Sun, 06 Jan 2019 14:51 GMT

At least two British soldiers were wounded on Saturday January 5th in eastern Syria by a missile fired by the terror group Isis, a human rights watchdog reported.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the two soldiers were part of the international anti-Isis coalition, led by the United States. Since September, more than 1,000 extremist fighters have been killed in the fighting compared with just under 600 Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), while 15,000 people have fled Hajin, in eastern Syria, according to the monitor.

"The two British soldiers were transported by helicopter to receive medical care," the Observatory's director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. 

Also according to the Syrian Observatory, a Kurdish SDF fighter died in the attack on the village of Al-Shaafa in Deir ez-Zor province, one of the last pockets of territory still controlled by Isis in the Euphrates River valley.

The international alliance had seized the key Isis holdout of Hajin in December after months of fighting that that has seen the extremists launch vicious counter-attacks.   

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