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Syrian Forces Seize Town of Qaryatain From Islamic State

Syria said Sunday its forces seized another town from Islamic State militants, Qaryatain, in the central part of the country, a week after retaking the historic city of Palmyra. State media said the seizure of Qaryatain, with support of Russian airstrikes, gives the government a strategic victory, securing oil and gas routes between the Damascus area and oilfields in eastern Syria. But the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors fighting in Syria from accounts...

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