June 30, 2017 / 12:36 PM / 2 years ago

Islamic State withdraws from last area of Aleppo province: war monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have withdrawn from the last territory they held in Aleppo province after the Syrian army retook the Ithriya-Rasafa road and areas east of Khanaser, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Friday.

A military media unit run by the army’s ally Hezbollah said soldiers had captured the Ithriya-Rasafa road and besieged Islamic State’s positions east of Khanaser. It did not say the jihadist group had abandoned those positions.

Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Louise Ireland

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