Nusra Front fighters prepare to attack the northern village of Al-Eis in Aleppo province, Syria.
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Syrian and allied forces backed by Russian airstrikes drove Daesh (ISIS) militants out of the town of Al-Qaryatayn Sunday after encircling it over the past few days, Syria's military command said.Syrian President Bashar Assad has been trying to retake it and other pockets of Daesh control to reduce the militant group's ability to project military power into the heavily populated western region, where Damascus and other main cities are located.An activist group that reports on the Syrian civil war said that government forces are in control of most of the town after Daesh fighters withdrew to its eastern outskirts.A Syrian army general, speaking live from Al-Qaryatayn with the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV, said troops are now dismantling bombs placed by extremists and will prepare to launch fresh attacks on areas held by Daesh.The advance came a week after Syrian forces recaptured Palmyra from Daesh and is strategically significant for the government side.
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