Displaced children, who fled the ancient city of Palmyra after Islamic State fighters took control of the area, stand by their tent in Gazaleh town, north of Homs June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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ISIS militants advanced Thursday to the edge of the Syrian city of Hassakeh after intense fighting with regime troops, threatening to take their second provincial capital.Control of Hassakeh city is split between regime and Kurdish forces, who have fought ISIS elsewhere in the province.Fighting Wednesday around Hassakeh left 27 regime fighters and 26 jihadis dead, the Observatory said.The Al-Watan newspaper, which is close to the government, said ISIS had begun a "violent attack on Hassakeh" but criticized Kurdish forces for failing to support regime troops.ISIS began its assault on Hassakeh on May 30 and launched a simultaneous offensive against rebels in Aleppo province.However, the YPG militia has also been on the offensive against ISIS – its fighters are closing in on the border town of Tal Abyad, in Raqqa province.
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