Dozens dead in fighting in East Syria
In battles between fighters of the Islamic State and the Syrian army in the Eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor over the past few days sure 82 people killed. This is reported by the Syrian Observatory for human Rights Monday.
The fighting broke out when IS a syrian controlled part of the city wanted to take. It comes to the fiercest fighting in the city in a year’s time.
Among the dead are 28 soldiers of the Syrian army and allied militias, at least forty-militants and fourteen civilians, said the observatory.
IS the largest part of Deir al-Zor and the surrounding area busy since 2015, but Syria controls the airport and adjacent neighborhoods in the city on the Euphrates.
The us-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab militias and rival by Turkey-supported Syrian rebel groups have Islamic State from a large part of Northern Syria expelled, but the eastern desert area they have in hands.
Last month, IS still unexpectedly, the town of Palmyra, 185 kilometers southwest of Deir al-Zor.