The army finished combing the city and dismantling explosive devices left by the IS militants, said the report, adding that tens of the extremists were killed and many of their weaponry had been destroyed.
These gains enable further advances into eastern areas held by Islamic State (ISIS), including the province of Deir al-Zor, where the circle around jihadists is slowly forming as the government forces are pushing from their positions in southern parts of Raqqa province.
The final push to liberate the city began on Tuesday, when Syrian troops recaptured strategic heights in the vicinity of as-Sukhnah and blocked the city, according to the Russian MoD.
The Syrian Army released footage on Sunday (August 13) of the barren streets of al-Sukhna, northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, following the withdrawal of Islamic State soldiers.
The militants have lost swathes of Syrian territory to separate campaigns being waged by government forces backed by Russian Federation and Iran, and by the USA -backed Syrian Democratic (SDF) Forces, which is dominated by the Kurdish YPG militia.
"The liberation of Es Sukhne from the IS terrorists opens the opportunity for the Syrian governmental forces for an offensive and de-blocking of Deir ez-Zor", the ministry said in a statement.
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Daish controls almost all of Deir Al Zor province, which is bordered to the east by Iraq.
The local media earlier reported the city's liberation.
"Colleagues came in the morning for the change of shift and found them dead", its director, Rami Abdel Rahman, said.
Two minibuses, some white helmets and walkie-talkies were stolen, so it was not clear whether the motive for the attack was political or criminal.
Although they work exclusively in rebel-held areas, they insist they are non-partisan.
They receive funding from a number of western governments, including Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States.
Earlier, the youth clashed with the security forces in Awneera to break the cordon around the village on Saturday. A civilian, Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, who sustained injuries in a petrol bomb explosion succumbed to his injuries.
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Guam's Office of Civil Defense began disseminating fact sheets Friday to help residents prepare for a North Korea missile attack. "Do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair", it continues.
On Friday, Lavrov expressed his worries about the recent standoff between the United States and North Korea. Thousands of U.S. soldiers are stationed in South Korea and Japan. "I think China can do a lot more , yes".
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