Syria war: Army takes full control of Damascus after ousting IS

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(Worthy News) - The Syrian military has declared that it has taken full control of all areas around the capital, Damascus, for the first time in six years.

"Damascus and its surroundingsā€¦ are completely secure," spokesman Gen Ali Mayhoub said on state television.

The announcement came after troops cleared Islamic State (IS) militants from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp and the Hajar al-Aswad district. [ Source: BBC (Read More...) ]

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