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Syria army, allies retake Albu Kamal from Islamic State: Military source

IS captured the city in a counter-attack that was launched a week ago

AFP | PTI  |  Deir Ezzor 

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The and loyalist militiamen on Sunday retook full control of from the group, a military source said, ousting the jihadists from their last urban stronghold in

The military source in Deir Ezzor told AFP that "Syrian troops and allied forces took full control of Albu Kamal, and are removing mines and explosives left by IS" in the town on the i border.

has changed hands several times, with government forces announcing its capture earlier this month but losing it to a blistering counter-attack a week ago.

First Published: Sun, November 19 2017. 18:57 IST