Syrian army battles Isis in al-Mayadin town -report

Syrian army battles Isis in al-Mayadin town -report
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:26:33

The Syrian army and its allies have captured areas of Isis-held al-Mayadin in eastern Syria, a Hezbollah-run military news outlet reported on Thursday, in an advance into the terrorist group's main urban base of operations in Syria.

(reuters) -- 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.

(Photo: AMN)

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