Syrian army takes last town held by Islamic State in Homs

Syrian government and allied forces have taken the last major town in Homs province from the Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday, as the army advances toward militant strongholds in the east of the country.

The town of al-Sukhna lies some 50 km (30 miles) northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, which was captured by government forces in March.

It is also 50 km from the administrative frontier of Deir al-Zor province, which is almost entirely under Islamic State control.

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  • Ho Hum

    The Syrian army with the help of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah is making great progress in eradicating ISIS despite attempts by the U.S. and it’s allies to thwart their efforts. At this stage the U.S. should pack up and get the hell out of Syria. It has caused enough death and destruction as it is.