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Islamic State jailbreak, attacks in Syria, Iraq raise alarm; scores die

The Islamic State group unleashed its biggest attack in Syria since the fall of its 'caliphate' three years ago. More than 100 militants assaulted the main prison holding suspected extremists, sparking a battle with U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that continued 24 hours later and left dozens dead on Friday.

An Iraqi army soldier walks by deserted ruins in Sinjar, Iraq. on Dec. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Samya Kullab)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)