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A fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and ISIS militants in rural Aleppo province has killed nearly 50 fighters from both sides as the Kurds seized several ISIS positions, an anti-regime monitoring group said Thursday.Dozens of fighters were wounded, the Observatory said.In eastern Deir al-Zor province, the Observatory said that Wednesday's clashes between ISIS and members of the Sheaitat tribe resulted in the killing or wounding of nine ISIS fighters, among them a Belgian and an Egyptian.However, the ISIS fighters were forced to retreat from their positions fearing a response by regime forces, the Observatory said.In northwest Idlib province, Nusra Front fighters seized the town of Sarmada near the Turkish border from local rebel militias, the Observatory said.
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