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  7/2/2014, Tammuz 4, 5774

ISIS Captures Key Syrian Border Town

The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Tuesday seized control of the key Syrian border town of Albu Kamal after a fierce three-day battle with rival fighters, AFP reported.

A spokesman for rebels fighting ISIS as well as President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime said the jihadists took the town after pouring in reinforcements from neighboring Iraq, where they have overrun chunks of territory in a swift offensive.