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Fighting Rages in Syria’s Last Major Insurgent Stronghold

Advertisement GENEVA — The United Nations expressed alarm on Thursday about a surge of fighting and destruction in northwestern Syria’s Idlib Province, the last major area of the country held by insurgents, where assaults by Russian-backed Syrian forces have put ...

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Iranian-backed militias routed in last Syrian militant stronghold

AMMAN (Reuters) – Islamic State militants on Monday regained control of Albu Kamal city, their last stronghold in Syria, after Iranian-backed militias who captured the city a few days earlier were ambushed and forced to retreat, tribal leaders, residents and ...

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Militant threat hangs over Daesh’s former Libyan stronghold

SIRTE, Libya: Nearly a year after Daesh was driven from its Libyan stronghold Sirte, residents surveying their wrecked homes feel neglected and vulnerable, still afraid of the militant threat that has waned but not vanished.Though security in the Mediterranean coastal ...

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Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria: commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s army and its allies, spearheaded by Lebanon’s Hezbollah, captured Islamic State’s last stronghold in Syria on Wednesday, a commander in the alliance said, bringing the self-declared caliphate close to complete downfall. Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) ...

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Syrian army starts assault on last IS stronghold

BEIRUT/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Syria’s army and its allies began an assault on the largest remaining stronghold of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, Hezbollah-controlled media said, signaling the imminent fall of the militant group’s self-proclaimed caliphate. Islamic State ...

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Syrian army encircles last IS stronghold: al-Manar

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s army and its allies have surrounded and started to enter Albu Kamal, the largest town Islamic State still holds in Syria and Iraq, the pro-Hezbollah al-Manar television reported on Wednesday. Islamic State’s caliphate has been all ...

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UAE-backed Yemeni force captures Al-Qaeda stronghold

Related Articles ADEN: An elite Yemeni force formed by the United Arab Emirates has captured the town of Mahfad, an Al-Qaeda stronghold in the southern province of Abyan, a military official said Sunday.“Our forces have entered Mahfad and seized the ...

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Iraq moves to capture last Daesh stronghold

Related Articles BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces backed by the US-led military coalition, the Shiite-dominated paramilitary troops and local Sunni tribal fighters, have launched a military operation on Thursday to retake the last Daesh-stronghold in the country and secure the international ...

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Daesh on the run as stronghold Raqqa’s fall nears

KOBANE/BEIRUT: Dozens of Daesh terrorists have surrendered in their former Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, the US-led coalition said Saturday, as the fall of the one-time militant bastion nears.Meanwhile, troops of the Syrian regime and allied forces captured the city of ...

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Daesh loses its last stronghold in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on Thursday declared the end of the militant organization, Daesh, in northern Iraq after security forces, backed by a US-led military coalition and the Shiite-dominated paramilitary troops, retook the town of Hawija and the ...

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