47 killed in clashes near Turkish border between ISIS and Syrian rebels
BEIRUTSep 05, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
Sep 05, 2015 12:00 am
At least 47 fighters were killed in clashes between ISIS and Syrian insurgents, a monitor said on Saturday, in an area where the United States and Turkey are planning to open a new front against the terrorists.
The renewed fighting raged on Friday around the rebel-held town of Marea, 20 km (12 miles) from the Turkish border, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The area falls within a "safe zone" Turkey said last month it would set up in northern Syria to help keep ISIS at bay.
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