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This frame grab from video released on May 26, 2017 and provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows Syrian forces fires their weapons at Islamic State position, in Homs provence, Syria. Arabic reads, "Central Military Media, Homs, Syria." As the noose tightens on Islamic State militants in Syria, the United States and the coalition it leads will face a choice with no great options: it will be difficult to defeat the militants without cooperating with the internationally ostracized government of President Bashar Assad _ but doing so might be seen as legitimizing his continued rule. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)

This frame grab from video released on May 26, 2017 and provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows Syrian forces fires their weapons at Islamic State position, in Homs provence, Syria. Arabic reads, "Central Military Media, Homs, Syria." As the noose tightens on Islamic State militants in Syria, the United States and the coalition it leads will face a choice with no great options: it will be difficult to defeat the militants without cooperating with the internationally ostracized government of President Bashar Assad _ but doing so might be seen as legitimizing his continued rule. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)

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