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    Syrian, Kurdish National Militia Overrun Daesh Stronghold in Shaddadi

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    Units of Syrian national militia and Kurdish self-defense forces stormed the largest Daesh stronghold Syria, a source in the Syrian militia said.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — Syrian national militia and Kurdish self-defense forces destroyed one of the largest Daesh strongholds in Syria:

    "We, together with Kurdish fighters, defeated today Islamic State terrorists in Shaddadi and took control over the town," the source told RIA Novosti.

    "We struck from several directions. The terrorists did not expect our attack," the source added.


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