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    • Payback Time! Syrian Army Hammers ISIL
    • Payback Time! Syrian Army Hammers ISIL
    • Payback Time! Syrian Army Hammers ISIL
    • Payback Time! Syrian Army Hammers ISIL
    • Payback Time! Syrian Army Hammers ISIL
    • Payback Time! Syrian Army Hammers ISIL
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    BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launching systems of the Syrian army shell the Islamic State forces in the border region between the Syrian provinces of Homs and Hama.

    The Syrian army is on the offensive again, liberating towns and villages from Islamic State militants.

    Emboldened by the recent week-long bombing campaign executed by Russian military aircraft against ISIL, the Syrian Armed Forces has launched a major offensive against the demoralized Islamic State forces.

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