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Syrian rebels seize 'doomsday' town from IS

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lamic State had promised a final battle here in the Syrian town of Dabiq, an apocalyptic showdown with the West.>>
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Instead, Syrian rebels are celebrating a swift victory. They say the forced the jihadists out over the weekend re-capturing the symbolic stronghold and a neighboring village.
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> An Islamic prophecy named Dabiq as a site of a doomsday battle between Muslims and infidels, a message seized upon in IS propaganda. The extremists even naming their main publication after the village.>> Thank you.>> The seizure comes as world powers grapple with how to bring peace to Syria.
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Foreign ministers meeting in London Sunday, the day after separate talks in Switzerland. There delegates from the US, Russia and key Arab nations failed to agree on a common strategy. More talks set for Monday, but little hope for a breakthrough.