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Syria is rolling back IS across the country. The major remaining areas of Islamist forces are IS in the east and al-Qaeda in the northwest.

Fox News:

BEIRUT – Syrian government forces and their allies have captured an area along the border with Jordan in their latest push against opposition fighters.

Syrian state TV reported Thursday the troops captured an area of 1,300 square kilometers (502 square miles) in addition to some strategic hills.

The opposition’s Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the push by troops saying the government took advantage of a truce in nearby Daraa province to launch an offensive in the adjacent region of Sweida that borders Jordan.


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44° N
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As-Suwayda Governorate, Syria

Syria (SY) is estimated to have a population of 18.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -2.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 2 million.