An air raid in the government-held Qusur district of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria killed more than a dozen people - AFP
DAMASCUS - 9 November 2017: Syrian army and allied forces have taken Albu Kamal, the last major town held by so-called Daesh in the country, pro-government sources said.
Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces also took part in the operation, close to the border between the two countries, BBC News reported.
The militants overran vast areas of both Syria and Iraq in the summer of 2014, establishing a "caliphate".
A commander in the Syrian pro-government military alliance said, quoted by Reuters: "The last stronghold of Daesh , Albu Kamal, is free of the Daesh organization."
Syrian forces captured the provincial capital, Deir al-Zor, from Daesh on Friday. Later the same day, Iraqi forces took al-Qaim, across the border.
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