Civil Defence members look for survivors in a site damaged by what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in al-Sukkari neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, January 16, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Syria's government said Sunday that ISIS militants slaughtered 300 people in an "appalling massacre" committed in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour in daylong attacks that saw the extremists make significant advances in the contested region.The ISIS-affiliated Aamaq news agency had reported a large-scale multi-pronged attack on Deir el-Zour that began with a suicide bombing. On Sunday, it reported that the group expanded its control of areas west and northwest of Deir el-Zour, adding that around 110 Syrian government forces were killed and at least five others captured.
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