DAMASCUS, Syria, Syrian troops have recaptured over 4,500 sq km of desert areas from the militant group, Daesh, in several parts of the country, in the past few days, the Syrian army said, on Wednesday.

Most of the battles were fought in eastern Syria, where the army regained control of 2,400 sq km of terrain, east of the ancient city of Palmyra, in central Syria, near the Syrian-Iraqi border, the army was quoted as saying.

In the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, the army liberated some areas of about 1,200 sq km, after eliminating a number of Daesh militants.

The Syrian army also recaptured some territories, estimated at around 1,300 sq km, from the Daesh, south of the capital, Damascus.

Most of the recaptured areas are in the Syrian desert, where the Daesh still controls several pockets.

The military operation is part of the Syrian army’s efforts, to eliminate the Daesh threat and secure more areas near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The Daesh lost control of key areas last year, to the Syrian army and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in the northern province of al-Raqqa and Deir al-Zour.

Source: Nam News Network

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DAMASCUS, Syria, Syrian troops have recaptured over 4,500 sq km of desert areas from the militant group, Daesh, in several parts of the country, in the past few days, the Syrian army said, on Wednesday.Most of the battles were fought in eastern Syria, where the army regained control of...