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Islamic State stages Syria prison break, kills 11 soldiers in Iraq

The Islamic State attacked an Iraqi army barracks and a prison holding jihadists in Kurdish-run northeast Syria overnight.  

The Islamic State launched its deadliest attacks in years in both Iraq and Syria yesterday, killing 11 Iraqi security forces and attacking a prison holding jihadists in Kurdish-run northeast Syria.  

Wiped off the battlefield in 2019, IS demonstrated its ruthless endurance on Thursday in a pre-dawn attack on an Iraqi army barracks north of the city of Baqouba in Diyala province as soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division were asleep. 

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