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Syrian Army in al-Qaryatain
Al-Qaryatain
By Natalia Sancha
04 Apr 2016

Photos show Syrian government forces and allied militias, like the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), in the recaptured town of al-Qaryatain on April 4, 2016 following clashes with Islamic State (ISIS) fighters. The town, which lies in central Syria and close to the city of Homs, was under ISIS control for eight months.

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Syrian Army in al-Qaryatain 01
Al-Qaryatain
By Natalia Sancha
04 Apr 2016

Oum Ali secures the center of Al-Qaryatain fighting with a group from the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP). The Syrian Army and its allied militias recaptured the village from ISIS on April 3, 2016 following three months of fighting.

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Al-Qaryatain
By Natalia Sancha
04 Apr 2016

A private house in Al-Qaryatain damaged by the fighting between Islamic State fighters and Syrian government forces. The Syrian Army and its allied militias recaptured the village from ISIS on April 3, 2016 following three months of fighting.

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Al-Qaryatain
By Natalia Sancha
04 Apr 2016

Syrian soldiers walk through al-Qaryatain village as they pass by a wall with graffiti written in Arabic that can be read: "€œThe Islamic State, Lasting and Expanding"€. The Syrian Army and its allied militias recaptured the village from ISIS on last Sunday night, April 3, 2016 following three months of fighting.

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Syrian Army in al-Qaryatain 04
Al-Qaryatain
By Natalia Sancha
04 Apr 2016

Two Syrian soldiers rest in the village of al-Qaryatain after three months of fighting with Islamic State fighters. Inhabitants have fled and the houses have suffered serious damage during the combats. The Syrian Army finally recaptured the village on April 3, 2016 after a two-day offensive in coordination with allied militias.

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Syrian Army in al-Qaryatain 05
Al-Qaryatain
By Natalia Sancha
04 Apr 2016

A soldier awaits with his unit to enter al-Qaryatain following the recapture of the town by the Syrian Army. The village was under Islamic State control for eight months, which ended on April 3, 2016 after government forces launched a two-day offensive in coordination with allied militias.

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Al-Qaryatain
By Natalia Sancha
04 Apr 2016

Syrian soldiers burn an Islamic States flag found at al-Qaryatain village. The Syrian Army and its allied militias recaptured the village from ISIS on April 3, 2016 following three months of fighting.

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Al-Qaryatain
By Natalia Sancha
04 Apr 2016

A group of Syrian soldiers rest after two days of fighting against Islamic State militants in al-Qaryatain. The Syrian Army and its allied militias recaptured the village from ISIS on last Sunday night, April 3, 2016 following three months of fighting.

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Al-Qaryatain
By Natalia Sancha
04 Apr 2016

Syrian soldiers observe the destruction in a building in al-Qaryatain. The Syrian Army and its allied militias recaptured the village from ISIS on April 3, 2016 following three months of fighting.