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14.02.2019 09:26

Rights Group: IS Could Be Hiding Gold in E. Syria

As Islamic State faces pressure in its final stronghold in Syria’s Deir el-Zour province, the group could be hiding a mountain of gold it smuggled out of other Syrian provinces and neighboring Iraq, a rights group told VOA on Wednesday.

Near East

09.02.2019 07:33

Syrians, Foreigners Flee as Forces Move on IS

More than 23,000 Syrian civilians and foreign nationals have fled eastern Syria this week as the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces move on the last Islamic State pockets in Deir el-Zour governorate, according to local officials and activists.