Live discussion with Sebastian Coe

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Islamic State closes in on city of Aleppo in Syrian fighting

BEIRUT/ANKARA - Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival insurgents, a monitoring group said on Friday, despite an intensifying Russian air-and-sea campaign that Moscow says has targeted the militant group.