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National Edition News cover for July 26, 2015 - Islamic State works to build a government system: The Islamic State is building up infrastructure across territory its militants have captured in Iraq and Syria. Analysts say the group will become more entrenched among local populations if its governance goes unchallenged. (jihadology.net)

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Turkish army tanks hold positions near the border with Syria, in the outskirts of the village of Elbeyi, east of the town of Kilis, in southeaster Turkey, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Suspected Islamic State militants fired at a Turkish military outpost from a region under IS control, inside Syrian territory Thursday, killing a Turkish soldier and wounding two others, an official said. Turkish troops retaliated to the attack and at least one IS militant was killed, amid a surge of violence in Turkey following a suicide bomb attack near Turkey's border with Syria which killed 32 people. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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A Kurdish YPG fighter at a base in northeastern Syria said his M-16 assault rifle, stamped with the words "Property of U.S. Govt," was captured from the Islamic State, which probably took it from the Iraqi army. (Campbell MacDiarmid/Special to The Washington Times)

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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., talks to media before entering a classified members-only briefing on Syria by senior administration officials on Capitol Hill, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Washington. Sunday the Obama administration confidently predicted congressional backing for limited action in Syria. Further classified meetings are scheduled in upcoming days. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the world's biggest source of refugees last year, while the number of people forced from their homes by conflicts worldwide rose to a record 59.5 million, the United Nations' refugee agency said Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, southeastern Turkey, a Turkish soldier stands on an armoured personnel carrier as in the background a flag of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, is raised over the town of Tal Abyad, Syria, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Kurdish fighters with the YPG along with their allies Free Syrian Army, took full control of Tal Abyad on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the Islamic State group's ability to wage war in Syria. Mopping up operations have started to make the town safe for the return of residents, after more than a year of State group militants holding control of the town.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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A Turkish soldier on an armored personnel carrier watches as in the background a flag of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, is raised over the city of Tal Abyad, Syria, June 16, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Kurdish people waving flags flash the V-sign and applaud while lining the road, as the convoy carrying the body of U.S. citizen Keith Broomfield, killed in fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, is driven by through Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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National Edition News cover for June 2, 2015 - Islamic State building for future: In this photo released on May 4, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, Islamic State militants pass by a convoy in Tel Abyad town, northeast Syria. In contrast to the failures of the Iraqi army, in Syria Kurdish fighters are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast in recent days, under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes. (Militant website via AP)

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In its latest efforts, the terror group Islamic State is using social media to recruit jihadis to its self-styled paradise on earth, hoping to lure trained professionals like doctors and builders to improve the stateless group's infrastructure in Iraq and Syria. (Associated Press)

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In this photo released on Saturday, May 30, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, smoke rises at Tadmur prison after being blown up and destroyed by the Islamic State group at Palmyra Town, in Homs province, Syria. (Militant website via AP)

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In this photo released on May 4, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, Islamic State militants pass by a convoy in Tel Abyad town, northeast Syria. In contrast to the failures of the Iraqi army, in Syria Kurdish fighters are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast in recent days, under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes. (Militant website via AP)

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In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. (Militant website via AP, file)

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FILE - In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests. Young women are joining the so-called Islamic State group for many reasons, including anger over the perceived persecution of Muslims and the wish to belong to a sisterhood with similar beliefs, according to a report released Thursday, May 28, 2015, by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King's College London. (Militant website via AP, file)

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This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now called the Islamic State group, marching in Raqqa, Syria. **FILE**

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Islamic State group members hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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In this undated photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. The Islamic State group is notorious for the atrocities it committed as it overran much of Syria and neighboring Iraq. But to its supporters, it is engaged in an ambitious project: building a new nation ruled by what radicals see as "God's law," made up of Muslims from around the world whose old nationalities have been erased to unite in the "caliphate." (Militant website via AP)

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Fighters with the Islamic State group march in Raqqa, Syria, in this undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 14, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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There are numerous reports of Syrian President Bashar Assad using chlorine bombs against rebel forces over the past several weeks. (Associated Press)

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Mayor Ed Hozza Jr. of Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, apologized Monday for briefly removing a POW-MIA flag last month outside the municipal building so that a Syrian flag could fly in its place to celebrate Syria's Independence day. (WFMZ-TV)