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Syrian army besieges IS-held areas in Deir Ezzor

Syrian army besieges IS-held areas in Deir Ezzor
Syrian army troops. File photo.


Deir Ezzor (Syria News) Syrian army forces and allied militias managed, on Monday, to besiege the Islamic State-held neighborhoods in the city of Deir Ezzor, Qasioun News reported.

The Syrian army forces recaptured some strategic areas including, Kharita, Hajif and areas located south of the Euphrates River and in western Deir Ezzor, while also seized Mariya Village that is located near Deir Ezzor Airbase.

Meanwhile, the recently recaptured areas by the Syrian Democratic Forces militia (SDF), north of the Euphrates River, allows the regime forces to prevent the Islamic State militants from crossing the river and reaching their areas, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

It is noteworthy that the Islamic State-held areas, located in eastern Raqqa and the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, are besieged by the army and SDF militia.


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