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Syrian army encircles last IS stronghold: al-Manar

Syrian army encircles last IS stronghold: al-Manar
From Reuters - November 8, 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrias 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 States caliphate has been all but destroyed over the past two years, remaining only in Albu Kamal in Syria and Rawa in Iraq, in a few neighboring towns and patches of desert, and some isolated pockets elsewhere.

However, it still has a territorial presence in Libya and other countries and many governments expect it to remain a threat even after it loses its self-proclaimed caliphate.

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