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'Islamic State' Kills 270 in Syria Gas Field Takeover

Syrian activists said government forces have launched a counterattack to recapture a gas field seized by Islamic extremists, as the death toll from three days of fighting rose to 310. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday the fighting in the Shaer gas field in the central province of Homs is among the deadliest between government forces and the group calling itself the Islamic State, since the Syrian uprising began more than three years ago. The Islamic...

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