A man works at a makeshift oil refinery site in al-Mansoura village in Raqqa's countryside, in this file picture taken May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib/Files
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Small groups of Syrians are hunting down ISIS fighters in one of their main strongholds in eastern Syria in a new guerrilla campaign that has emerged as a response to the Islamists' growing brutality.The main aim is to generate fear in ISIS' ranks, said the head of "White Shroud" -- a group that says it has killed more than 100 ISIS fighters in attacks in Deir al-Zor province in recent months. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says White Shroud is one of several small groups that have taken up arms against ISIS in Deir al-Zor province in recent months and are picking off ISIS fighters whenever they get the chance.One such group killed no fewer than 10 ISIS fighters in a nighttime gun attack on a checkpoint in the town of Al-Mayadin in Deir al-Zor province last Thursday, the Observatory reported.One of White Shroud's biggest operations was an attack on an ISIS position in Al-Bukamal in which around 11 ISIS fighters were killed, according to the Observatory and Abu Aboud.
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