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IS group seizes district in eastern city from Syrian troops

Islamic State group seizes district in contested eastern city from Syrian troops

IS group seizes district in eastern city from Syrian troops

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists and the Islamic State group say the militants have seized a district previously held by Syrian troops in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour.

The industrial district of Deir el-Zour fell to the group late Wednesday following an attack and fierce clashes between the two sides.

The IS-affiliated Aamaq news agency said Thursday that the group began its attack on the district with three successive suicide operations that struck Syrian army outposts inside.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the IS capture of the district.

The city in the country's east is held mostly by IS but Syrian troops control a few districts inside and the Deir el-Zour airport on the outskirts of the city.


Updated : 2021-06-18 22:48 GMT+08:00