Yemeni and Emirati forces retake Al Mukalla from Al Qaeda – 24 April 2016

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Yemeni government retakes Lahij

On 15 April 2016 forces of the Yemeni government, supported by the Sunni coalition (led by Saudi Arabia and UAE) retook the city of Lahij (Houta), which had been previously taken by Al Qaeda.

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Iraq liberates Hit from Daesh

On 14 April 2016 Iraqi forces fully captured the city of Hit from Daesh, after almost a month of fighting.

Hit is located in Anbar province west of Baghdad.

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Syrian rebels take most of Al Rai

On 7 April 2016 Syrian rebels, supported by Turkey, took from Daesh most of the town of Al Rai, near the Turkish border. The Turkish-backed rebels now control the stretch of the Syrian-Turkish border from their Azaz enclave to Al Rai.

The rebels’ advance will hinder the Kurds’ plans to take over this Daesh-controlled area themselves in order to unite their own enclaves – a plan vehemently resisted by Turkey.

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Syrian regime forces retake Palmyra

On 27 March 2016 Syrian regime forces took Palmyra from the Daesh forces after prolonged fighting.

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Assad’s forces retake Khanaser

On 25 February 2016 Syrian regime forces retook the town of Khanaser that had been captured by Daesh [ISIS].

Khanaser is positioned on the only road that connected the bulk of the territory under Assad’s control to the Aleppo Province. Despite retaking of Khanaser, the road is still blocked by Daesh.

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Daesh [ISIS] takes Khanaser

On 23 February 2016 forces of Daesh took Khanaser town from the Syrian regime. Khanaser has huge strategic importance, as it sits on the single road that connected the bulk of the regime territory to the areas under its control in the Aleppo Province.

Fall of Khanaser came as expansion of the Daesh’s grip over the strategic road which it had cut on 21 February.

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Syrian Kurds continue advance against Daesh; Assad forces proceed to destroy surrounded Daesh forces

On 20 February 2016 Syrian Kurds continued their successful offensive against Daesh [ISIS] in eastern Syria. After unexpectedly capturing Al-Shadadi town on 19 February, they kept advancing rapidly along the Nahrl al Khabur river valley and took Fadghami village more than 20 kilometers south-east from Al-Shadadi. As a result, they have now come close to the last significant possession of Daesh in Al-Hasakah Province – Markadah town.

Meanwhile, on 21 February Syrian regime forces destroyed the pocket of the Daesh forces in Aleppo Province which they had surrounded on 20 February. In the process, they took a number of villages and Rayyan town.

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