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Syrian military forces make progress in combating IS

19 June 2017

Syrian military forces have been making progress in recent days as they step up the fight against Islamic State (IS) terrorists. In Raqqa City, a major base for IS, Syrian Democratic Forces are shrinking the ring of the encirclement around the extremists, and have retaken control of more streets. Syrian Armed Forces launched several attacks to successfully reclaim 14 villages and towns. In addition, the government arm also regained control of several oil fields from IS extremists.