Civilians, who fled the violence in Hasaka city, carry their belongings as they arrive to Amouda town, east of Qamishli in Hasaka governorate, Syria June 27, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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The Syrian government has rushed reinforcements to the northeastern city of Hassakeh to stave off an attack by ISIS militants, who used a truck bomb Sunday in a failed attempt to stem the government advance.Gen. Issam Zahreddine, one of Syria's most prominent military officers, left the city of Deir al-Zor and is now in Hassakeh to guide the regime's efforts, according to pro-regime social media.The U.S.-led coalition also targeted ISIS fighters near Ain al-Arab with nine airstrikes Saturday, a military spokesman said.
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