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Syrian army takes full control of Deir Ezzor city from IS: state TV

Syrian army takes full control of Deir Ezzor city from IS: state TVSyria’s army has seized Deir Ezzor from the Islamic State group, state media said Friday, driving the jihadists from the last major city where they were present. “The army announces full control of Deir Ezzor city,” state television said in a breaking news alert, citing sources on the ground. State television reported that engineering units from the army were combing captured neighbourhoods to defuse mines and other explosives.



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Top Syrian Army General Killed In Battle for Deir Ezzor

Top Syrian Army General Killed In Battle for Deir EzzorMajor General Issam Zahreddine, who led his Syrian Republican Guard brigade for three years against an ISIS siege in Deir Ezzor, was reportedly killed by a landmine.



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Syria's Deir el-Zour coming back to life after 3-year siege

Syria's Deir el-Zour coming back to life after 3-year siegeDEIR EL-ZOUR, Syria (AP) — On a scorching afternoon in the Syrian city of Deir el-Zour, two dozen people patiently line up at Rashid Izghair's small shop, which only opened a few days earlier, to get basic supplies: milk, pasta and canned food. They had been deprived of such items for nearly three years.



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Russian strikes kill 34 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor: monitor

Russian strikes kill 34 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor: monitorRussian air strikes Sunday killed 34 civilians on ferries fleeing violence in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor, where jihadists face separate assaults by US-backed forces and Russian-backed government troops, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor initially reported 21 deaths but later raised the toll to 34, saying that “more bodies have been found in the river” Euphrates. Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said nine children were among those killed fleeing fighting and that “dozens” of people were wounded in the strikes.



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Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near Syria's Deir al-Zor

Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near Syria's Deir al-ZorMOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian frigate Admiral Essen fired Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday to help a Syrian army offensive in the area, the Russian Defence Ministry said. The strike, which was launched from the Mediterranean, destroyed command and communications posts, as well as ammunition depots, a facility to repair armored vehicles, and a large group of militants, the ministry said. The strike had targeted Islamic State fighters from Russia and the former Soviet Union, it added. …



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Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria's Deir al-Zor: agencies

Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria's Deir al-Zor: agenciesRussia’s air force has destroyed a large column of Islamic State fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying on Monday. Islamic State is concentrating its forces around Deir al-Zor after being pushed out of the south of Raqqa Province and the west of Homs Province by Syrian land forces and the Russian air force, the ministry said.



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