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Rival rebels fold as Islamic State takes Syria towns, oil field

Posted: July 4, 2014 at 2:31 a.m.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, seizing towns, villages and the country's largest oil field as rival rebel factions gave up the fight, activists said.

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