A fighter from the Islamic State group inspects a military truck in Raqqa, Syria, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP/Raqqa Media Center)
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Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) jihadists captured the key Brigade 93 Syrian army base in Raqqa province overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday.Since February, most of Raqqa has been held by the ISIS after the jihadists ousted mainstream rebel groups battling Assad's regime.Some troops had already pulled out of Brigade 93 in July after ISIS captured Division 17, another base in the region where at least 85 people were killed in fighting or summarily executed shortly afterwards, the Britain-based Observatory said. At least 15 jihadists were killed, including the three suicide bombers who blew themselves up at the entrance to the base at the start of the attack Wednesday night.
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