How the Islamic State group has taken control of swathes of Syria and Iraq

By PAUL JOHNSON-BASSEM, Associated PressThe Islamic State is gaining ground in Syria and Iraqis have seen their country overrun by the extremist group.But it has also taken control over territory across the Middle East, with the group’s self-styled caliphate extending to parts of Iraq and Syria.Here are the key developments: IS is now expanding its control over Syria and the […]

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