TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - AlBu Kmal was the last major urban area in Syria, which was still under ISIL control. The Syrian army last week declared that its forces had managed to take control of the city, but apparently they forced to retreat a few kilometers around the city due to an ISIL's big attack.
Yet, the Syrian army forces taking control of several areas of AlBu Kamal cleared the city from ISIL forces and liberated totally, thus putting an end to a 4-year ISIL rule over Syria's urban areas.
ISIL now controls only some desert areas of central Syria as well as eastern Syria in the vicinity of Iraqi borders.
Albu Kamal, near the border with Iraq, was the last significant town held by Daesh in the country after a string of defeats which have put the Takfiri group on the brink of elimination in both countries.