A rebel fighter knocks a hole in a wall inside a room at Karm al-Tarab frontline in Aleppo July 30, 2014. Picture taken July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT)
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Tribesmen have risen up against the extremist Islamic State group in eastern Syria, forcing it to withdraw from three villages after heavy clashes that left more than a dozen people dead, activists said Saturday.Osso and the Observatory said fighting first broke out Wednesday after jihadis detained three tribesmen, allegedly breaking an agreement between the two sides reached after Islamic State fighters captured the villages.The Observatory said tribesmen captured the nearby Tanak oil field Friday.The Observatory said four days of fighting left nine jihadis, three tribesmen and five civilians dead.
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