FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/militant website, File)
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Islamist fighters from an al Qaeda splinter group bombed a large Shiite Muslim shrine in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on Wednesday, activists said.The mosque of Ammar bin Yassir and Oweis al-Qarni was once a destination for Shiite Muslim pilgrims from Iran, Lebanon and Iraq before it was taken over a year ago by Sunni rebels battling to overthrow President Bashar Assad.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the al Qaeda splinter group Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) had set off two powerful explosions at the mosque early on Wednesday.
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