IS Militants Take Over Several Towns In Syria

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Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have taken control of several more towns in the northern province of Aleppo.

IS fighters take over several towns in Syria
IS fighters take over several towns in Syria

IS seized the town of Akhtarin, 50km northeast of Aleppo city, where Syrian rebels are hiding. The IS group has now taken over large areas of Syria and Iraq, declaring the creation of a caliphate, or Islamic state

A UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has confirmed that IS took control overnight of Akhtarin and Turkmanbareh, another town close to the border with Turkey.