After Damascus move, Islamic State attacks rivals near Aleppo

April 10, 2015 1:55 PM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State has bolstered its forces north of Syria's second city Aleppo, where it is attacking rivals as part of a broader push beyond its eastern strongholds, a rebel leader and a monitoring group said.

The radical jihadist group has in recent weeks conducted a series of attacks in western areas of Syria including state-held territory and has also staged a major advance into Damascus, where it is battling for control of the Yarmouk refugee camp.

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