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IS Launches Attacks in Planned Syria Buffer Zone

Islamic State extremists are intensifying an offensive on a group of towns and villages at the heart of a buffer zone U.S. and Turkish authorities say they want to establish in northern Syria. The offensive complicates the challenge of securing the buffer zone from ground attacks by Islamic militants, but also adds to the urgency of setting it up, say analysts. Fierce fighting erupted Tuesday between Syrian rebel factions and Islamic extremists in the town of Marea, 25 kilometers north of...

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