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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.


Kurds abandon territory in the face of Iraq government advance

An Iraqi M1 Abrams tank.The Baghdad government recaptured territory from Kurds across the breadth of northern Iraq on Tuesday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overnight.


Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters in Raqqa.U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle.


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