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Iraqi and Syrian forces are close to victory over ISIS

On November 17 the Iraqi Armed Forces officially liberated the strategic city of Al-Rawa in western Al-Anbar, today, after a short operation against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group.

Led by the 7th and 8th divisions of the army, the Iraqi Armed Forces began this offensive two weeks ago, liberating the nearby city of Al-Rumanah to kickoff their operations.

Phillippines | Philippines’ Duterte says martial law in Mindanao stays

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans of lifting martial law in Mindanao in the southern Philippines despite the “liberation” of Marawi City from the clutches of pro-Islamic State (IS) extremists, a government statement has said.

Anti-ISIS forces advanced deep in East Syria

The battle in Deir Ezzor has been heating up recently as both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advance deep into the Islamic State’s (ISIS) Euphrates heartland.

On Sunday morning, things would only get worse for the Islamic State as local tribal fighters defected to the US-backed Coalition at the Al-‘Omar Fields.

Islamic State militants defeated in Syria’s Raqqa, says SDF

US-backed forces announced on Sunday the “final phase” of the battle to retake Raqqa in Syria, after the city was evacuated except for foreign Islamic State (IS) group militants and their families.

More than 3,000 civilians fled Raqqa on Saturday night under an evacuation deal that left just a few hundred foreign IS militants and some of their relatives in the handful of positions they still hold in their one-time Syrian stronghold.

The Syrian Arab Army breaks ISIS siege on Deir Ezzor city

The Syrian Arab Army on Tuesday broke the over three-year siege imposed by ISIS on the city of Deir Ezzor after the advancing forces have arrived at Regiment 137.

SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that the advancing forces coming from the western front met guards of Regiment 137 on Tuesday afternoon, and thus, broke the siege imposed by ISIS terrorists on the city for more than three years.