IS conflict: Syrian army closes in on Deir al-Zour

IS conflict: Syrian army closes in on Deir al-Zour
 

Syrian government forces are closing in on the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, which has been besieged by so-called Islamic State (IS) for three years.
A rapid advance through the desert on Sunday brought troops to within 10km (6 miles) of the government enclave in the city's west, pro-government media said.
A monitoring group also reported that they had reached the edge of the government-held Brigade 137 base.
IS controls half of Deir al-Zour and much of its surrounding province.
It is the jihadist group's last major stronghold in Syria, with the de fact capital of Raqqa under siege by a... read more

 
4 September 2017 in World News, Views: 42
Source: BBC
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