Syrian army units, aided by allied forces, killed 120 members of the Takfiri terrorist group in the western-central province of Hama, pushing the terrorists out of the town of Uqayribat, their last major bastion in the restive province. Government forces are fighting against Syrian opposition groups who strive to overthrow President Bashar Assad, as well as numerous extremist and terrorist groups, such as Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al Sham, also outlawed in Russian Federation.
Hezbollah said in a statement on Saturday that out of 17 buses full of hundreds of lightly armed ISIL fighters and their families only six remained in government-held territory under the protection of the Syrian state and Hezbollah.
The army men and popular fighters, backed by the Russian Air Force, also liberated several square kilometers of the desert terrain over a short period in both Homs and Deir Ezzor provinces. Reporting on its Aerospace Forces, the Russian Defense Ministry said defeating ISIS organization in that area will constitute a strategic defeat of the terrorist organization in Syria.
Sunday's advance brings the army and its allies to about 10km from the city, said the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Reuters reported.
This principled stance has won her respect, especially among the young, while the far-right movement she defied has lost momentum. Merkel's tough line comes after Ankara arrested two more German nationals for "political reasons", according to Berlin .
North Korea says it has conducted a "successful" hydrogen bomb test , hours after two tremors were detected in the country. Japan's defense minister says the larger magnitude of the quake suggests "capability significantly exceeding the last one".
It is not clear yet now what will happen in these coming 60 days since we no longer have a president elect nor a president. The country was ravaged by post election violence in 2007, which left 1,200 people dead and another 600,000 displaced.
Hamlin has had a good year at the tracks he's traditionally done well at this year, so look for that to continue tonight. With his win in the Xfinity Series race Saturday, Hamlin swept both major races at Darlington Raceway this weekend.
Tharanga returned to the Sri Lanka lineup after a serving a two-match suspension for a slow over rate in the second match. Indian bowlers are keeping it straight and simple on the wicket, Sri Lankan openers are happy to play the waiting game.
Only three drivers have more wins without a title - Junior Johnson (50), Martin (40) and Fireball Roberts (33). Denny Hamlin: Even after Hamlin's pit road mishap, he left himself enough time to get back into the race .
Ward missed two games last season due to injury and finished 2016 with 87 tackles, one pick, one sack and two fumble recoveries. The news has been reported by multiple outlets, including ESPN's Adam Schefter and the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Previously, Defense Department officials had said 8,400 troops were in Afghanistan as part of NATO's Resolute Support mission. Mattis's decision to reverse the policy is a major rebuke of the Obama administration's emphasis on troop numbers.
UCLA just completed a 34-point comeback, beating A&M 45-44 after this fake spike touchdown pass by Josh Rosen . The biggest comeback in college football history: 2006 Michigan State's 35-point comeback over Northwestern.
Sheldon Richardson dealt to Seattle by the Jets on Friday
The Jets have been trying to trade Richardson, a 2014 Pro Bowl selection, for a while and almost did so at the draft this year. The team already had Pro Bowlers Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril , along with talented 2015 second-round pick Frank Clark.
Missing student's body found; suspect to be charged
Hupperterz was picked up Saturday morning at his grandmother's home in Hawley, 140 miles north of Philadelphia . Anyone with information should call Temple police at 215-204-1234 or a confidential tip line at 215-204-6493.
BRICS Summit in Xiamen Raises Hopes
Xi added that he still had "full confidence" in Brics countries' development despite claims that the bloc's relevance had faded due to slower growth.