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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    The Syrian Army and militia forces have destroyed a large Daesh plant producing explosives and ammunition near the city of Aleppo.

    ALEPPO (Sputnik) – The explosive plant of Daesh, whose activities are banned in numerous countries including the United States and Russia, was located in a large silo that was captured earlier by the jihadist group.

    “We surrounded them, but we had no idea that there was an entire production of explosives and explosive devices. They fought to the end and the battle went on for several days,” Ibn Aliyat, an individual in the militia forces, told a RIA Novosti correspondent on the scene.

    Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, was attacked by Daesh and the Nusra Front jihadist groups in 2012. Since then, Syrian government forces have been fighting for Aleppo.

    Since 2011, Syria has been mired in a civil war, with government forces fighting a number of militant, extremist groups and opposition factions. According to the United Nations, some 6.6 million people have been internally displaced by the conflict, while an estimated 4.8 million have fled the country.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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