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Russia Warns US Against More Support for Syria's Opposition

Russia warned the United States on Monday against stepping up support for Syria's opposition, saying it would only bolster a caliphate declared by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant [ISIL] in part of Iraq and Syria. Baghdad called for international help as it is struggling to contain an offensive by the ISIL, an al-Qaida splinter group, which overran Iraq's Mosul earlier in June. It also captured territory in the north and east of Syria. “The jihadists have challenged not...

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