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Syria army encircles IS jihadists in desert: monitor
by Staff Writers
Beirut (AFP) Aug 24, 2017


Syrian troops backed by Russian warplanes completely surrounded fighters of the Islamic State group in a vast central desert region on Thursday, a monitoring group said.

Advancing overnight, troops north and south of the Badiya desert area met up and seized Jabal Dahek, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

By encircling them, the government forces dealt a "strategic" blow to the IS jihadists, said the Britain-based Observatory.

They have been battling for months to retake the Badiya, which stretches from the country's centre to the Iraqi and Jordanian borders and has been held by IS since 2014.

Fighting was still raging between the two sides near Sukhnah, one of the main towns in the desert area.

Victory over IS in the region is seen as key to the army's hopes of retaking Deir Ezzor, the last Syrian province that remains nearly completely under IS control.

The jihadists have long surrounded government forces in the province's capital city, also named Deir Ezzor.

Analysts say the Syrian army needs to completely eliminate IS from the central part of the desert before it can attack Deir Ezzor, otherwise its troops would be exposed.

According to Fabrice Balanche, an expert on Syrian geography, the regime would have more than half of the country's territory under its control if it can drive IS out of the Badiya.

More than 330,000 people have been killed since Syria's conflict erupted in March 2011 with protests against President Bashar al-Assad.

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250 US-led strikes in, around Raqa in past week: coalition
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 22, 2017
At least 250 US-led air strikes have pounded the Syrian city of Raqa and surrounding territory in the past week, the coalition fighting the Islamic State group said Tuesday. Coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon told AFP that the air raids targeted the greater Raqa area. Activists and monitoring groups have reported that intensifying coalition bombardment of the city has left scores of ... read more

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