Syrian state TV: army kills five Islamic State leaders in eastern Syria

Reuters News
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Posted: May 17, 2015 9:46 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army has killed five Islamic State leaders in an attack in eastern Syria, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday.

A headline bar quoting the state TV correspondent in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor identified the five as Saudi, Turkish, Chechen, Jordanian and Iraqi.

The United States said on Saturday its U.S. special forces had carried out a raid that killed a Tunisian identified as a leading Islamic State member in the same area of Syria.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Hugh Lawson)