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    The Syrian army has repelled an attack by a group of underage suicide bombers in the southwestern Raqqa province, a military source told Sputnik on Saturday.

    Soldiers from the Syrian army carry a rocket to fire at Daesh positions in the province of Raqqa, Syria
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    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) According to the source, four out of the five Daesh jihadist group members managed to blow themselves up.

    "[The army] managed to detain the fifth suicide bomber, he is 13 years old. The other bombers were no older than 16," the source said.

    Raqqa has been under control of the Daesh, a designated terror group outlawed in the United States and Russia among many other countries, since 2013.

    In the past week, the Syrian army has been closing in on Raqqa with air support from the Russian Aerospace Forces.


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