'About 30 government forces have been killed in a militant attack in Syria' [PressTV]
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Opposition sources say militants from the so-called Islamic Front set off tones of explosives in a tunnel dug beneath a checkpoint outside the town of Ma'arat al-Nu'man. Reports say some 70 insurgents have also been killed in clashes between rival militant groups on the outskirts of the city of Deir al-Zour near the Iraqi border. Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and the al-Nusra Front have been fighting for control of oil-fields and strategic areas. The violence has forced tens of thousands of people out of their homes in recent days.