Islamic State fighters rout rivals, seize towns at Syria border

Posted: August 14, 2014 at 4:20 a.m.

Islamic extremists captured two key towns and several villages near Syria's northern border with Turkey on Wednesday after pushing out rival fighters in fierce clashes, opposition groups and activists said.

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