Monday, 21 May 2018

Syrian military says Damascus and surrounds 'free from militants'



Syria's military says the country's capital and surrounding areas are free from militants for the first time in nearly seven years.
 
The announcement that the Islamic State group has been ousted marks a milestone in the war and comes after government troops captured a southern part of Damascus and the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk.
 
 
A military spokesman told state media: "The Syrian army announces today that Damascus, its outskirts and surrounding towns are completely secure."


Syrian government troops celebrated by firing into the air and waving Syrian flags but all around them were shattered buildings, widespread destruction and uncertainty about the country's future.





SKY     News.