A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the center of Mosul. (REUTERS/Social Media Website)
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The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria has expelled more than 30,000 people from their homes in the eastern Syrian town of Shheil, a monitoring group said Sunday.Though both ISIS and Nusra share a jihadist ideology, the two groups have regularly clashed, with Nusra joining a coalition of armed opposition groups fighting ISIS.The Observatory said ISIS had prevented some 30,000 people from returning to their homes in two other towns in Deir al-Zor, Khasham and Tabieh Jazeera, which it captured in late June.
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