Islamic State-Linked Group Expands Foothold in Southern Syria near Israel

(Reuters) Suleiman Al-Khalidi - Islamic State-linked militant groups on Monday launched a surprise attack on the Free Syrian Army in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights, seizing several villages and a large town, rebels said. The militants deployed dozens of armored vehicles and several tanks, aided by sleeper cells among locals who helped the attackers. The militants are members of the Khalid Ibn Al Walid Army, which formed from two jihadist factions that have pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

2017-02-21 00:00:00

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