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Syrian Forces Liberated 47 Villages from Islamic State

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Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by Russian airstrikes, have retaken some 47 villages in an advance on the city of ash-Shaddadi in northeastern Syria, a source told al-Mayadeen television, Sputnik News reports.

"Syrian Democratic Forces liberated 47 villages in southern al-Hasakah province and are nearing ash-Shadadi," the source said.

Ash-Shaddadi is a key town for Daesh, through which the group transports forces to fight both Syrian army and SDF positions in Hasakah province, and transfers more forces to Deir ez-Zor, where the Syrian army battles Daesh with Russian support. It is also a major oil-producig area.

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