Islamic State battles insurgents near Aleppo as army prepares assault




 
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Islamic State battles insurgents near Aleppo as army prepares assault
 
October 14th, 2015  
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Topic: Islamic State battles insurgents near Aleppo as army prepares assault


Islamic State battles insurgents near Aleppo as army prepares assault
By Dominic Evans and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants battled rival insurgent groups on Wednesday north of the city of Aleppo, where officials say the Syrian army is preparing an offensive of its own backed by Iranian soldiers and Russian jets. A rebel fighter and a group monitoring the war said Islamic State fighters took control of part of the towns of Ahras and Tel Jabin, about 12 km (8 miles) north of Aleppo, before being pushed back. Gains by Islamic State north of Aleppo will threaten the supply lines of rival rebels inside the city, which is divided between insurgents and government forces.




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