Middle East

Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last town in Daesh control

A general view shows damaged buildings in the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Nov. 4, 2017. Syrian and allied forces converged on holdout Daesh (ISIS) fighters in the Syrian border town of Albukamal, the jihadists' very last urban bastion following a string of losses. On Nov. 3, Russian-backed Syrian regime forces took full control of Deir al-Zor, which was the last city where Daesh still had a presence after being expelled from Hawija and Raqqa last month. (AFP/STRINGER)





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