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    Syrian Army Reportedly Enters Abu Kemal, Daesh's Last Largest Hotbed in Syria

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    The Syrian government forces have been conducting a massive operation in the Deir ez-Zor province aiming to completely wipe Daesh terrorists out as over 90 percent of the war-torn state's territory has already been liberated.

    According to al-Manar television, the Syrian army has entered Abu Kemal, the last largest Daesh stronghold in Syria, after surrounding the town.

    An informed source on the ground has confirmed the report to Sputnik, saying, "The Syrian army has completely surrounded Abu Kemal," adding that government forces plan to crush the last Daesh hotbed in the next several days.

    The government forces' offensive on Abu Kemal has come several days after massive strikes conducted by the Russian long-range aviation and submarines on Daesh targets, mostly command posts and arms depots, in the area.

    READ MORE: Russian Sub Launches Strike With Cruise Missiles on Daesh in Deir ez-Zor (VIDEO)

    The Syrian army has been conducting a major operation in the Deir ez-Zor province following the historic lifting of the three-year Daesh siege of Deir ez-Zor city, which has so far resulted in its complete liberation and the victory in al-Mayadin, the once largest terrorist stronghold in the region that had been used by the jihadists to accumulate weapons and manpower to launch attacks on the cities of Palmyra and Deir ez-Zor.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry's data, over 90 percent of the Syrian territory has already been liberated from terrorists with the assistance of Moscow that had launched the operation in the Arab Republic at the request of President Bashar Assad in September 2015 and is due to "be completed soon."

    READ MORE: Russia's Anti-Terrorist Operation in Syria Close to its End — Defense Minister

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    Daesh, Abu Kamal, Deir Ez-Zor, Syria
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