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

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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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