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Air raids on last IS pocket in south Syria kill 26 civilians: monitor

Air raids on last IS pocket in south Syria kill 26 civilians: monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) – Twenty-six civilians were killed in air strikes Friday on areas controlled by the Islamic State jihadist group in southern Syria s Daraa province, a war monitor said. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said 11 children were among those killed in day-long strikes by regime and allied […]

IS begins quitting last pocket of Syria’s capital

IS begins quitting last pocket of Syria’s capital

BEIRUT :Islamic State group fighters began evacuating their final stronghold in southern Damascus on Sunday, a monitor said, bringing Syria s government closer than ever to flushing out the last threat to the capital. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used a combination of military pressure and evacuation deals in recent months to recapture territory around the […]