• Assad troops enter ISIL-held town of al-Sukhna in Homs
    Al Jazeera
    Syrian government troops have entered the last ISIL stronghold in Homs province on Friday after fighters began withdrawing, according to a monitor. Al-Sukhna, about 70km northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, is the last town on the road to the eastern city of Deir Az Zor, where a government garrison has held out under siege by ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, since early 2015. The monitor, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), earlier reported clashes on the city’s outskirts. It said government troops were firing artillery and rockets at ISIL positions. By early evening, SOHR said government forces had entered the southwestern part of al-Sukhna. “The Read More



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