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U.S.-backed militias seize key oil field in east Syria


U.S.-backed militias seize key oil field in east Syria

U.S.-backed militias said they captured Syria’s largest oil field on Sunday, pressing their assault against Islamic State in the east of the country.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they took al-Omar field on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river in the early hours. “Our forces managed to liberate the fields without notable damages,” said Lilwa al-Abdallah, spokeswoman for the offensive in Deir al-Zor province.

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Over ten IS members killed in army airstrikes,Syrian borders


Airstrikes,Iraqi fighter jets,IS members killed

At least ten Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes launched by army near borders with Syria, the military media said.

“Iraqi fighter jets launched airstrikes that destroyed three vehicles in north of Akashat region, west of Anbar,” the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell reported on Thursday.

“The shelling left more than 10 IS militants killed,” it added.

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Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa: video


Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

The fighting was over and the alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias was clearing the city’s stadium of mines and any remaining militants, said Rojda Felat, commander of the Raqqa campaign for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

A formal declaration of victory in Raqqa will soon be made, once the city has been cleared of mines and any possible Islamic State sleeper cells, said SDF spokesman Talal Selo.

In Washington, the U.S. military said that about 90 percent of Raqqa had been retaken from Islamic State but it expected the SDF to face pockets of resistance.

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Syrian army battles Isis in al-Mayadin town


Syrian army battles Isis in al-Mayadin town

The Syrian army and its allies have captured areas of Isis-held al-Mayadin in eastern Syria .

Backed by Russia and Iran, the Syrian army encircled the militants in al-Mayadin on Sunday.

In June, two U.S. intelligence officials told Reuters that they believed Isis had moved most of its diminished command structure and propaganda team to al-Mayadin, southeast of its former capital of Raqqa.

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SDF captures important headquarters from IS


Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

The self-proclaimed Islamic State group has recently lost one of its important headquarters, located in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, for the Syrian Democratic Forces militia, Qasioun News reported.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) managed to recapture the Sawa area, in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, after violent clashes with the Islamic State militants, who were sieged inside the area.

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French woman jailed for encouraging son to join ISIS


French woman jailed

 A Frenchwoman dubbed ‘Jihadi Granny’ has been jailed for 10 years after following her son to Syria,where he was fighting for ISIS terrorist group. 

Christine Rivière, 51, was sentenced following a trial in which she was charged with criminal conspiracy with a view to preparing terrorist acts. 

The ‘Jihadi Granny’ said she followed her eldest son to Syria in order to support him and spend time with him, in case he faced an early death. 

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Syrian army retakes new village in Uqayribat east of Hama


Syrian army,Syrian army retakes new village in Uqayribat east of Hama

On Tuesday, that Syrian army forces and allied militias, managed to recapture a village in the district of Uqayribat, in the eastern countryside of Hama, Qasioun News reported.

The sources revealed that the Syrian army forces, backed by Qalamon Shield militias recaptured Oksh Village in the district of Uqayribat, in the eastern countryside of Hama, after violent battles with the Islamic State militants.

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Travel ban: People denied entry to United States can reapply


 Muslim ban

People denied entry to the US under President Donald Trump's first travel ban can now reapply for visas following a legal settlement reached in a federal court.

The US government will now contact individuals turned away at borders as a result of the executive order that came into force on January 27, BBC reported on Friday.

The agreement does not guarantee that applicants will receive new visas.

Trump signed the original order in January barring people from seven Muslim countries from entering the US. The move sparked numerous protests and legal challenges.

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US-led coalitions attack on Raqqa leaves 17 dead


US-led coalitions attack on Raqqa leaves 17 dead

 At least 17 people, including children and women, have reportedly lost their lives in the latest airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition purportedly Daesh on the northern Syrian city of Raqqah

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