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Escape of Scores of IS Prisoners Reported in Syria

More than 70 prisoners, including recently captured Kurdish fighters, broke out of an Islamic State jail Tuesday in which they were being held northeast of Aleppo, Syria, local political activists say. The escapees made their bid for freedom a day after militants from Islamic State, also known as ISIL and ISIS, brutally executed nine captured Kurdish fighters in a public square in al-Bab, Syria. The breakout coincided with an assault by militiamen from rival Syrian rebel brigades. The...

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