FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, smoke rises over Saif Al Dawla district, in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo, File)
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The Syrian army and allied forces captured the last major town held by ISIS in Aleppo province on Sunday, state media and a war monitoring group said.The United States has so far ruled out cooperating with the government in the fight against ISIS in Syria, where separate military campaigns have forced the militant group into retreat.With the help of Russian air power and Iranian-backed militias, the Syrian army has been stepping up attacks on ISIS in the eastern Aleppo countryside.The Syrian army said on Saturday that it seized mountainous territory from ISIS east of the road that links Damascus to Aleppo, a critical lifeline for the government that has often come under ISIS attack.
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