Syrian army says has secured Damascus and surrounding area

By REUTERS
May 21, 2018 16:25
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BEIRUT - The Syrian army said the capital Damascus and its surroundings were fully secure after the army cleared the last insurgent-held area around the capital of Islamic State fighters on Monday.

"Damascus and its surroundings and Damascus countryside and its villages are completely secure areas," the army high command said in a televised statement, adding that the army would continue to fight "terrorism" across Syria.

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