Islamic State expands in Damascus, al Qaeda vows sharia for city

April 1, 2015 5:38 PM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized most of a Palestinian camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday, nearing President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power.

A rival jihadist group said sharia law would govern a city seized by rebels in the northwest of Syria.

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