Members loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria wave ISIS flags as they drive around Raqqa June 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Militant Islamist fighters held a parade in Syria's northern Raqqa province to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighboring Iraq, a monitoring service said.The Islamic State, an Al-Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), posted pictures online Sunday of people waving black flags from cars and holding guns in the air, the SITE monitoring service said.The Islamic State also controls other areas in northern and eastern Syria and across the frontier into Iraq, where it has advanced toward Baghdad from the northern city of Mosul, which it captured on June 10 .In Syria, another monitoring group said the militants had recently crucified eight rival rebel fighters, leaving their bodies in a town square as a warning to others.
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