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Islamic State says pushes back army in Syria's Hasaka city

Reuters , Thursday 25 Jun 2015
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Islamic State said Syrian government forces in Hasaka city withdrew to its centre after the militant group seized a southwestern district, a statement posted online on Thursday said.

Islamic State said it had captured the district of al-Nashwa in the northeastern city in the offensive.

Syrian state television said in a newsflash that there were violent clashes between the army backed by allied militia and Islamic State fighters in the district.

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