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IS Back in Palmyra, Driving to Regain Control of Syrian City

Islamic State extremists fought their way into the ancient central Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday, monitors said, after two days of intense fighting with government forces. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors and reports on Syria's long-running civil war, said the IS advance had reached as far as a key hospital, after oil fields and strategic outposts near the city fell to IS fighters in recent days. The extremist push in Homs province came...

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