IS group attacks Syrian hospital, killing 20 pro-regime forces: Monitor

AFP , Saturday 14 May 2016

Deir Ezzor
File photo showing a man and a woman ride a motorcycle along a street filled with debris of damaged buildings in Deir Ezzor, Syria, March 5, 2014. (Photo: Reuters) Read more:

Islamic State group militants on Saturday killed 20 members of pro-regime forces in an attack on a Syrian hospital in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, a monitoring group said.

"IS group attacked Al-Assad hospital at the city's eastern entrance, killing at least 20 soldiers and allied fighters," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

He said the attack sparked clashes in which six militants were also killed.

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