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Syrian army encircles last IS stronghold in Syria

BEIRUT – Syria's army and its allies have surrounded and started to enter Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last significant stronghold in Syria, the pro-Hezbollah al-Manar television reported on Wednesday.

 

Islamic State's caliphate has been all but destroyed over the past two years in Syria, remaining only in Albu Kamal and a few neighboring towns and patches of desert, and some isolated pockets elsewhere.