The Latest: Suicide attack kills 18 in eastern Syria

The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local):

11 a.m.

Syrian activists say a suicide truck bombing by the Islamic State group has killed at least 18 people.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says those killed in the attack late Thursday included civilians displaced by fighting in eastern Syria as well as Kurdish forces. The attack took place in Abu Fas, in the northeastern Hassakeh province. An activist-run group in Hassakeh reported a much higher toll, saying the attack included three suicide car bombings.

The civilians were fleeing the fighting in the adjacent Deir el-Zour province, where Syrian troops and U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces are waging separate offensives against the IS group in one of its last remaining strongholds.

There was no immediate claim for the attack.

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