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Hezbollah media was reporting earlier this week that the IS leader, Baghdadi, was in the town, al-Bukamal.

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Syrian opposition activists say fighters of the Islamic State group have regained control of a town near the border with Iraq that the government said it captured earlier this week.

Boukamal, the last major IS stronghold in Syria, was taken by government soldiers and their allies on Thursday. IS militants withdrew from the town and launched a counteroffensive over the past two days.


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al-Bukamal, Deir ez-Zor Governorate is in the middle of the map below.

45.7° N
18.4° E
63.4° E
23.2° N


al-Bukamal, Deir ez-Zor 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.