Daesh loses final strongholds

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Within the same day, Daesh (IS) has lost its final strongholds in Syria and Iraq. 

Early on Friday the Syrian Army said it had recaptured Deir al-Zour and hours later Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said al-Qa’im right across the border had been liberated by government forces.

Iraqi forces said they have retaken the last border post Daesh held between Iraq and Syria.

Soon after, the United States said it carried out its first airstrikes against so-called Islamic State militants in Somalia.

On Oct 17, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured the de facto capital of Daesh, Raqqa, in an offensive that started in early June.

Daesh was eradicated from the major stronghold of Mosul in Iraq in July after a nearly year long offensive that started in October of last year by Kurdish Peshmerga, Iraqi military, and Shia militias.

Many observers have marked Friday as the day Daesh lost…

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United Nations deliver humanitarian aid to 40,000

A UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy entered eastern Ghouta (Syria) today, to deliver humanitarian aid to 40,000 people for the first time since 2016. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said they entered the towns of Kafra Batna and Saqba.

“The last time we reached these two locations were in June 2016,” OCHA spokesman Jens Laerke said.

A health worker in Saqba who helped offload supplies said that nine trucks of food and four trucks of medicines have arrived so far.


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