Syrian army encircles last IS stronghold-al-Manar
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 but destroyed over the past two years, remaining only in Albu Kamal in Syria and Rawa in Iraq, in a few neighbouring 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.


First published: 11.08.17, 15:21