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Syrian Army, Kurds 'Push IS Out' Of Syrian City


Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters pushed out Islamic State (IS) militants from Hasakeh on July 28, more than a month after the militants attacked the northeastern city in Syria, a monitoring group said.

"The Syrian army pushed IS out of Zuhur, the last neighborhood where it was present in Hasakeh city, on Tuesday," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

At least 287 IS militants were killed in Hasakeh, either in clashes with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) or because of air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition, the group said.

The group also said the death toll included at least 26 IS child soldiers. Dozens of YPG fighters were also killed in the battle over the city.

Hasakeh is divided between government forces and Kurdish fighters.

Based on reporting by AFP
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