Islamic State regains Syrian stronghold near Turkey border: monitor

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 11, 2016 2:53 AM

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants took back a stronghold in Syria's northern Aleppo countryside on Monday, days after losing it to a grouping of mainly Turkish-backed rebels, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Factions fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) had captured the town of al-Rai near the Turkish border on Thursday.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Andrew Heavens)