Syrian army takes over last IS stronghold

Q.  Syrian army has taken over which last major IS stronghold in Nov 2017?
- Published on 10 Nov 17

a. Albu Kamal
b. Damascus
c. Homs
d. Aleppo

ANSWER: Albu Kamal
Syrian army takes over last IS strongholdThe Syrian army and its allies have taken Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last major stronghold in Syria, representing the end of Islamic State's project in the region.

The army said it is now fighting the last remaining IS pockets in the country's eastern desert, an army statement said.

The liberation of Albu Kamal city is very important because it signals the general fall of the terrorist Daesh organisation's project in the region.

Alongside Lebanon's Hezbollah and other Shia militias, and backed by Iran and Russia, the Syrian army has recently seized swathes of land from Islamic State.

Albu Kamal, on the Euphrates River, is located in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province on the Iraqi border.

On 8th Nov, during the battle, Hezbollah forces entered Iraq and the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces crossed into Syria to help capture the town, a commander in the pro-Damascus alliance announced.

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