Syrian pro-govt members hold a position in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, Syria. File photo/ AFP
Attacks by Daesh fighters deep in the Syrian Desert killed 27 Damascus troops and allied fighters over the past 48 hours, a monitoring group said on Saturday.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead included four senior Syrian army officers.
The Amaq propaganda arm of Daesh, which lost the last vestige of its “caliphate” to Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria last month but retains desert and mountain hideouts in both Syria and Iraq, said its fighters carried out the operation.
US President Donald Trump showed off maps that illustrate the dramatic shrinking of territory held by the militant group in the period from his election in 2016 and now.
Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Daesh group, a local official said.
Clashes with guards, violent factional quarrels and a new strain of ultra-extremism -- the Daesh group’s territorial “caliphate” may be defeated, but a camp in eastern Syria is emerging as a fresh extremist powder keg. Dislodged in a final offensive by a Kurdish-led ground force and coalition air strikes,
Dr Ashraf Sobhi, Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports, called for promoting a genuine spirit of sportsmanship and dealing maturely with opposition in sports in the Arab world.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched an array of Ramadan-oriented events highlighted by the annual Ramadan Rations initiative for distributing Ramadan supplies to 500 underprivileged families of students at the National Charity Schools in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.
An unpaid money shop cleaner led an armed robbery. He and his compatriots brandished sharp tools and decamped with currencies worth Dhs183, 070, a jury heard on Thursday.