Dozens dead in fighting in East Syria

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.

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