Five Syrian soldiers killed, 20 injured by Islamic State -state media

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DUBAI, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Five Syrian soldiers were killed and 20 injured in a rocket attack by Islamic State militants on a military transport bus on Sunday in the east of the country at approximately 7 p.m. local time (1700 GMT), Syrian state media said on Monday.

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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Reporting by Moataz Abdel Rahiem; Writing by Lina Najem; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Tom Hogue

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