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BEIRUT | Syrian troops look to isolate IS in Damascus battle

BEIRUT | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Syrian government forces moved to cut off Islamic State militants in southern Damascus from nearby rebel-held suburbs in an attempt to force the extremists to surrender or evacuate the district, state media reported. The area in southern Damascus is the last part of the capital not controlled by President … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian troops look to isolate IS in Damascus battle

BEIRUT | Syrian troops press push against IS in southern Damascus

BEIRUT| April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Syrian state media say government forces and their allies are pressing an offensive against members of the Islamic State group in southern Damascus. State-run al-Ikhbariya TV says the aim of Monday’s government push is to isolate IS in the southern Damascus neighborhood of Hajar Aswad from nearby areas held by the … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian troops press push against IS in southern Damascus

BEIRUT | Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

BEIRUT | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week. The militants agreed to give up their last pocket in southern … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus