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Syrian regime fighting IS on edge of Palmyra: rights observers

Beirut (AFP) - Islamic State jihadists battled Syrian regime forces on Friday on the outskirts of Palmyra, the ancient town from which they were chased out eight months ago, rights observers said.

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US Defense Secretary Ash Carter says 200 extra US troops including special forces trainers and bomb disposal teams will be sent to Syria to help fight IS.

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