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Syrian Army Recaptures Hasaka District from IS

The Syrian army said on Monday it had recaptured a major residential quarter in Hasaka from Islamic State insurgents who stormed the strategically located northeastern city last week and drove out thousands of civilians. Syrian state television said in a newsflash the army had now "cleansed" the southern Hasaka district of Nashwa of Islamic State fighters, who hold large tracts of Syria's east but mainly the more thinly populated countryside. Earlier on Monday a Syrian...

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