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Syrian Army Thwarts Daesh Attack on Syria's Abu Kamal - Source

© AFP 2023 / LOUAI BESHARASyrian army fighters stand guard in the Qara area, in Syria's Qalamoun region (File)
Syrian army fighters stand guard in the Qara area, in Syria's Qalamoun region (File) - Sputnik International
Two days after Abu Kamal, a southeastern Syrian town near the border with Iraq, was liberated from terrorists, Daesh militants have attempted to make a comeback.

The Syrian troops eliminated the militants who entered the embattled town with fire support from US-coalition jets, according to a source in Syrian military speaking to Sputnik. The terrorists launched a counter attack after the Syrian army squeezed them from the town.

The military source has also said that engineers are currently demining the city, destroying mines and land mines that were left in Abu Kamal's residential areas by terrorists.

READ MORE: Abu Kamal and Raqqa: Is the US-Led Coalition Colluding With Daesh in Syria?

The development comes as the Russian jets continue an operation to clear the terrorists from areas surrounding Abu kamal. The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday the strikes by six Tu-22M3 bombers on Daesh targets near the town, with the operation being carried out for the third day in a row.

The Syrian armed forces announced on November 9 that the government has gained control of Abu Kamal that was considered the last big stronghold that Daesh had in Syria.

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