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100 pro-Syrian fighters killed

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) — More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar Assad were killed after U.S.-led coalition and local forces thwarted a large, apparently coordinated attack late on Wednesday and early on Thursday, a U.S. official said.

The heavy death toll underscored the large size of the attack, which the U.S. official said included about 500 opposing forces, backed by artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars. The official spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity.

No American troops were killed or wounded in the incident, officials said.Speech

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