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Syrian rebels announced Thursday the opening of a new "front" against ISIS extremists in the east of Damascus after the jihadi group's recent offensive in the Yarmouk neighborhood at the southern end of the capital.The Islam Army militia and the 1st Brigade of the rebel Free Syrian Army said they launched attacks against ISIS positions in the districts of Qaboun, Jobar and parts of Barzeh, killing four jihadis and taking another 20 prisoner.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, said at least one rebel fighter was killed in the fighting, which came as a standoff between ISIS and rebel groups continued in the Palestinian neighborhood of Yarmouk.An anti-regime activist based in the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus told The Daily Star that the earlier campaign by ISIS against rebels in Yarmouk, and Thursday's offensives against the jihadis in the eastern part of Damascus, were linked.
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