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Albukamal gathers largest number of IS members in Syria

Albukamal gathers largest number of IS members in Syria
The Islamic State members.


Deir Ezzor (Syria News) Al Sharq Al Awsat Newspaper reported, on Saturday, that the city of Albukamal (Abu Kamal) became the largest gathering of the Islamic State members in Syria, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights suggested that there is more than 1000 IS members in the area.

The newspaper explained that the Syrian city of Albukamal has become the largest gathering of the Islamic State members in Syria and Iraq, after the liberation of Deir Ezzor and the recapture of the city of Qaim.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed that it monitored the entery of vehicles, belonging to the Islamic State group, coming from the area of Qaim to the city of Albukamal, after the Iraqi Forces and al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces recaptured the crossing border to the city.

The Islamic State group has withdrawn from the crossing border, after the violet battles taking place in the southwestern vicinity of Albukamal, the SOHR added.

Director of SOHR, Ramy Abdelrahman, said that it was conformed that the number of the Islamic State members in Albukamal exceeds 1000 members.

It is noteworthy that the Iraqi forces and allied forces of al-Hashd al-Shaabi and al-Hashd al-Ashaeri continue liberating the remaining areas located west of Anbar.


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  1. Iraqi forces should cross the border to Syria, in order to give to IS the last blow. I wonder that IS is still in the possession of cartridges, fuel and other ammunition, since their supply lines had been cut off since many months.

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