Syria army announces full recapture of last Da'ish-held town

Says liberation of Albu Kamal is very important because it signals the general fall of terrorists in the region


AFP/REUTERS November 09, 2017
A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces stands amidst the ruins of buildings near the Clock Square in Raqqa. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

DAMASCUS: Syrian troops and allied forces on Thursday took the town Albu Kamal, which was the last urban hub still controlled by the Islamic State group, the army announced.

"Our armed forces units, in cooperation with allied and auxiliary forces, have liberated the town of Albu Kamal in Deir Ezzor province," a statement carried by the official SANA news agency said.

"The liberation of Albu Kamal city is very important because it signals the general fall of the terrorist Da’ish organisation's project in the region," the Syrian Army’s general command said in another statement.

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