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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – The last Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists in the central region of Syria are refusing to give-up their fight, despite being completely encircled in a small pocket between the Hama and Homs governorates.

According to a military source in Hama, the Islamic State has an estimated 500 terrorists still active in central Syria, making it difficult to liberate the remaining territories under their control.

In particular, the Islamic State still maintains a strong presence near the strategic town of ‘Uqayribat, which was liberated by the Syrian Arab Army two weeks ago after a hard fought operation in the eastern countryside of Hama.

With many units of the army now deployed to the Deir Ezzor front, the Syrian military is relying on the Qalamoun Shield forces of the 3rd Division to clear the remaining territories under the occupation of the Islamic State.

However, the operation to clear these territories is not getting any easier, as every inch of land gained often costs the lives of several soldiers in the process.

The Syrian military has offered to transport the remaining terrorists to the Deir Ezzor front, but the Islamic State’s leadership has refused and will likely continue to reject any deal, as it will only speed-up the government’s operations in eastern Syria

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No, IS will not be leaving the area. The US is just waiting to slaughter anyone who runs. The caravan tactic has worked. Too bad the US doesn’t want to attack them where they are. Then again, there would only be ‘accidents’ more likely than not and Syrian soldiers or their allies would accidentally be murdered. This bunch have to dubious honor of trying to draw off Syrian assets to try to slow the SAA advance in Deir Ezzor…in order for the other US assets (Kurds) to advance and try to steal even more territory. Too bad the rank and… Read more »

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RuAF can use napalm and phosphorus, to dispose the mercenaries from CIA.

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Last afternoon the one and only lunatic running the SOHR asylum in Little Britain even reported that Daesh “re-took” Uqayribat. Therefore we can be assured now that all his news are always true and from trusted sources, haha.

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“According to a military source in Hama, the Islamic State has an estimated 500 terrorists still active in central Syria, making it difficult to liberate the remaining territories under their control.” Hahaha, are you serious?? That’s a frontline of over 100km, so there’s 5 ISIS soldiers per kilometre, and apparently that’s difficult to beat?! This is a pathetically sized force, and it’s even more pathetic that the SAA are having trouble in beating it. We seem to be back to the old days, where fights and victories against ISIS are written to appear gargantuan when in fact they’re ridiculously easy,… Read more »