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Syrian army launches extensive offensive on IS strongholds in Deir Ezzor

Syrian army launches extensive offensive on IS strongholds in Deir Ezzor
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Deir Ezzor (Syria News) The Syrian army forces and allied militia carried out, on Wednesday, an offensive on a village, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, Qasioun News reported.

Local sources said that the Syrian army forces, backed up by Russian, carried out an offensive on the Sa’alo village, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

The offensive was launched from the outskirt of Mariya village on the Islamic State military headquarters that controls Deir Ezzor – Mayadin highway, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, while resulted in capturing more than 30 Kilometers of the highway.

Meanwhile, Russian warplanes carried out dozens of air strikes on the cities of Mayadin and Buleel and their outskirts, leaving dozens of civilian casualties.

It is noteworthy that the Islamic State has recently retreated, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which is considered the largest stronghold of the terrorist group in Syria, after several military operations carried out Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Syrian army forces.

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