Emboldened in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State may be reaching limits of expansion

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Emboldened in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State may be reaching limits of expansion

With its two biggest victories in nearly a year in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State has energized its fighters, littered the streets of two cities with the bodies of its enemies and forced Washington to re-examine its strategy.

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Syrian air force targets captured Palmyra city: monitor

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Syrian air force targets captured Palmyra city: monitor

Syria's air force carried out at least 15 strikes in and around the central city of Palmyra early on Monday, targeting buildings captured by Islamic State, a group monitoring the war said.

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US says Iraqi forces lack will to fight IS

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Washington on Sunday accused Iraqi forces of lacking the will to fight the Islamic State group, which scored a resounding victory a week earlier with the capture of Ramadi.

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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra.

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Hezbollah says it will step up presence in Syria as needed

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Hezbollah says it will step up presence in Syria as needed

Hezbollah is fighting across all of Syria alongside the army of President Bashar al-Assad and is willing to increase its presence there when needed, the leader of the Lebanese Shi'ite movement said on Sunday.

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40 rebels dead in regime raid in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

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40 rebels dead in regime raid in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

A Syrian government air strike in Aleppo has left 40 rebels dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Turkish intelligence helped ship arms to Syrian Islamist rebel areas

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Turkish intelligence helped ship arms to Syrian Islamist rebel areas

Turkey's state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters.

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Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra

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Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defenses east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier.

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Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra

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Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra

Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on May 21 and overran Iraqi government defenses east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier.

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Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra

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Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra

Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defences east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier.

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Syria's Palmyra in peril after IS overruns most of city

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Islamic State group fighters overran most of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, in a blow to efforts to repel the advancing jihadists after the fall of Iraq's Ramadi.

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Islamic State seizes ancient Palmyra city from Syrian forces

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Islamic State seizes ancient Palmyra city from Syrian forces

Islamic State insurgents stormed the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, fighting off pro-government forces who withdrew after evacuating most of the civilian population, state television said.

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Islamic State seizes parts of Syria's historic Palmyra city - monitor

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A video posted online claims to show smoke rising over the Syrian city of Palmyra amid reports Islamic State fighters have seized around a third of the historic Syrian city that is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Insight: Islamic State learns lessons from U.S. raid - jihadist sources

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Insight: Islamic State learns lessons from U.S. raid - jihadist sources

BEIRUT - A U.S. special forces raid against an Islamic State leader in Syria caught the jihadist group off guard, killing not only the declared target, but also two other important figures, jihadist sources in Syria said.

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UN, US condemn Russian embassy attack in Damascus

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UN, US condemn Russian embassy attack in Damascus

The United Nations and the United States condemned a mortar attack on the Russian embassy in Damascus that did not, however, cause any known injuries.

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