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IS Fighters Aim for Damascus Countryside

Driven from northern Syria, Islamic State fighters are setting their sights elsewhere in the country — including the embattled suburbs of the capital, Damascus. IS fighters attempted this week to infiltrate an area near Mount Qalamoun, a strategic rebel-held region in northeastern Damascus. Iran's proxy — Hezbollah — has been fighting on the side of the Syrian regime against rebels there for several years. The rebels have held their ground. In recent days, IS fighters attacked from...

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