ISIS in major assault on Syria border town Ras al-Ain: activists

March 11, 2015 11:39 AM

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ISIS in major assault on Syria border town Ras al-Ain: activists

BEIRUT: ISIS launched a major offensive Wednesday to try to capture a strategic town on the Syrian-Turkish border, leaving dozens dead in clashes, activists said.

"Fighters from the Islamic State group (ISIS) started a huge assault towards Ras al-Ain and were able to take over a village nearby," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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