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    Syrian town of Marea, 15 miles north of the embattled regional province Aleppo in northern Syria, was surrounded by the fighters of the Daesh militant group, according to local media.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) militant group on Friday surrounded the Syrian town of Marea close to the Turkish border, a Beirut-based television channel reported.

    The town sits on an important crossroads, some 15 miles north of the embattled regional province Aleppo in northern Syria.

    Most of Marea is controlled by the al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front terror group and its allies, Lebanon's Al Mayadeen channel said. Daesh and Nusra are banned by the United States, Russia, the European Union and others.

    Daesh militants have reportedly been launching strikes at both Marea and Azaz, a major border city further to the northwest, in a sign of rivalry among the two Sunni groups.


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