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Islamic State seizes vast Damascus refugee camp

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Source: Reuters - Wed, 1 Apr 2015 21:40 GMT

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By Sylvia Westall and Mariam Karouny

BEIRUT, April 1 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized most of a vast camp for Palestinian refugees on the outskirts of Damascus from other insurgents on Wednesday in a bid to capture a major foothold close to President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power.

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