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Syrian army clears south Damascus of Islamic State-state

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Syrian army pushed Islamic State militants out of a south Damascus pocket on Monday, effectively clearing all insurgents from around the capital, state television said. Pro-Syrian government forces have been battling for weeks to recover al-Hajar al-Aswad district and the adjacent Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp since driving rebels from eastern Ghouta in April. A state television presenter said the recovery of al-Hajar al-Aswad meant the area south of Damascus…