January 13, 2014 4:32 PM

Al Qaida’s ISIS takes 2 Syrian cities, executes scores of rivals

Al Qaida-linked militants, forced last week from many of their strongholds in northern and eastern Syria, have launched a fierce counterattack, retaking control of the capital of Raqqa province, seizing another city that’s a key border crossing with Turkey and executing hundreds of prisoners, witnesses and activists reported Monday.

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