Five Syrian soldiers killed in IS attack

Five Syrian soldiers have been killed and 20 injured in a rocket attack by Islamic State militants on a military transport bus in the east of the country, Syrian state media has reported.

The attack occurred around 7pm local time on Sunday.

Islamic State, the hardline Islamist group that declared a caliphate straddling parts of Syria and Iraq in 2014, has lost all territory that was under its control in 2019.

However, the group continues to wage a low-level insurgency in both countries.

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