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ISIS storms northeast Syrian city of Hassakeh, attacks Kobani

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants launched major attacks in northern Syria on Thursday in a swift counter-offensive after recent battlefield setbacks, storming government-held areas in one mostly Kurdish city and setting off deadly car bombs as they pushed back into a border town they were expelled from earlier this year.

The ISIS offensive was two-pronged and left dozens of people dead or wounded. On one front, ISIS fighters advanced early in the morning into the northeastern city of Hassakeh, long split between Syrian Kurds and government forces, capturing parts of it.

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