IS expelled from Albu Kamal stronghold

World November 19, 2017 13:12

beirut - The so-called caliphate of Islamic State in Syria has been further crumbled. The government army and allies of the regime have taken over the place of Albu Kamal, reported a military news agency from Hezbollah.

The Syrian army stated earlier this month that it had already conquered Albu Kamal. The jihadists then launched a counterattack. They used sleeping cells instead. Hezbollah, an ally of the regime, reported Sunday that IS is expelled from 'his last stronghold on Syrian territory. '

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that most IS fighters have withdrawn from the place. There would still be fighting on the outskirts of Albu Kamal, which is close to the border with Iraq.

Iraqi soldiers have been expelled earlier from Rawa, reportedly the last Iraqi place that the extremists still held. The caliphate exists in Syria as far as known only from a few villages on the Euphrates, pieces of desert and isolated areas in other parts of the country.

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