A general view taken on August 13, 2017 shows an Islamic State (IS) group poster in the central Syrian town of Al-Sukhnah on August 13, 2017 as pro-government fighters clear the area after taking control of the city situated in the county's large desert area called the Badiya.
Supported by regime ally Russia, Syria's army has waged a months-long offensive to recapture the vast desert region that stretches from the country's centre to the Iraqi and Jordanian borders. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER        (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)