Islamic State militants kidnap 400 civilians from Syria's Deir al-Zor city - monitor | Reuters

Islamic State militants kidnap 400 civilians from Syrias Deir al-Zor city - monitor
| Reuters

BEIRUT Islamic State militants kidnapped at least 400 civilians when they attacked government-held areas in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday families of pro-government fighters were among those abducted.

Syria's state news agency SANA said earlier that at least 300 people had been killed in the attacks in Deir al-Zor.

(Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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Updated Date: Jan 17, 2016 15:31:46 IST

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