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Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

Iraqi forces have captured Rawa.Iraqi forces on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, signalling the collapse of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

 

Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last town in Islamic State control

Iraqi security forces.Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control, leaving the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate on the verge of complete defeat.

 

Syria declares victory over Islamic State

Syria has declared victory over Islamic State.Syria’s army declared victory over Islamic State on Thursday, saying its capture of the jihadists’ last town in the country marked the collapse of their three-year, hardline reign in the region.

   

Syria declares victory over Islamic State in Deir al-Zor

Deir al-Zor.The Syrian government declared victory over Islamic State in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Friday, a big blow to the jihadists as their last stronghold in Syria crumbles.
 

Islamic State on verge of defeat after fresh losses in Syria, Iraq

PMF forces in Iraq.Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate was on the verge of final defeat on Friday, with Syrian government forces capturing its last major city on one side of the border and Iraqi forces taking its last substantial town on the other.

   

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