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Sana news agency said Syrian and Iraqi forces had met on the border and the town had been surrounded.
A US -backed coalition has supported a rival campaign in Syria by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias that have pushed Islamic State from much of the country's north and east.
The Syrian army, alongside its Lebanese military ally Hezbollah and other Shia militias, and backed by Iran and Russian Federation, have seized swathes of central and eastern Syria in an advance against Islamic State this year.
Baghdadi took control of what was then known as the Islamic State of Iraq in 2010 after the death of its former leader.
Iraqi forces backed by the USA -led coalition drove IS from Qaim and surrounding areas last week, in what coalition officials said marked the end of the conventional war against the extremist group in Iraq.
When ISIS first emerged as a major threat in Iraq and Syria in 2014 the militants were riding around in tanks and gathered in large formations, presenting visible targets for the coalition.
The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), an alliance of militias, denied a report by the Observatory that it had crossed the Syrian border and was attacking Albu Kamal.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi gave instructions to his country's armed forces on Tuesday to deal with any terrorist attack, even if it arises from within Syria, Anadolu has reported. Both the Syrian and Iraqi militaries, along with their allied militias and respective global sponsors, have largely defeated ISIS, but parts of Syria remain under rebel and Kurdish control.
Reacting to the revelations of Narendra Patel, the Patidar leader on Monday took a dig at the BJP in a chain of tweets. The BJP rubbished his charges and said it was a "drama" staged at the behest of the Congress.
WhatsApp has been a nerve center for millions of its users with its free encrypted chat and free voice/video calling features. According to a tweet by WABetaInfo , the Facebook-owned messaging app might roll out the feature in its next beta update.
With Lilja behind the wheel, the Agera RS managed to go from 0 to 401.78 kph (249.65 mph) and back to 0 in just 33.87 seconds. On Saturday, factory driver Niklas Lilja reached 277.9 miles per hour (447.1km/h) in one of the company's Agera RS hypercars.
The two firms had held talks in 2014 on a merger but ended discussions in the face of opposition from USA regulators. Deutsche Telekom shares were actually slightly up , so European traders may think the company dodged a bullet.
And, according to the data from the Clean Label Project, there are other chemicals in foods that parents need to be aware of. The study also concluded 60 percent of products that listed " BPA free ", tested positive for the industrial chemical.
For sailors of the Ashland , it was just another day on the job. "I knew she didn't even know the phone number here", she said. Appel and Fuiava survived on a year's worth of dry goods, including oatmeal, pasta and rice, the Navy said.
This has led some security experts to warn that more needs to be done to combat revenge porn , particularly in terms of education. Sexually explicit photos, and the threat of publishing them for the world to see, can then be used for blackmail.
Moira , who is already recieving a mix of negative and positive feedback from " Overwatch " players and fans, is a Talon healer. She is a genius and controversial geneticist that is now aligned with Talon; also, a formerly affiliated with Blackwatch.
Elizabeth II has transferred about $ 13 million. offshore
A document outlining a limited partnership agreement with Dover Street VI Cayman Fund LP naming the Duchy of Lancaster. But the revelations will no doubt raise questions about whether the monarch should be investing in offshore finance.
Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missle over Riyadh
MISSILES have been fired at a major Middle Eastern airport used by thousands of Brits every year, it has been reported. The Houthi rebels have seized control of Yemen's capital Sanaa, which has forced the government into exile.
FBI finds second Uzbek sought over NY attack
Saipov allegedly left a note in the truck that translated to "ISIS endures forever", though authorities and Gov. "We have found him, and I'll leave it at that", FBI Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney said .
Estee Lauder gains after China expansion helps lift forecast
Stevens Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc . (The) by 16.0% during the third quarter. Putnam Invests Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) for 4,379 shares.
What is MLB Going to do About Yulieski Gurriel?
Gurriel, a 33-year-old from Cuba, made the gesture shortly after homering to start Houston's four-run second inning. If the Major League Baseball imposes no punishment on Gurriel for them, the implicit message will be that they are.