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Syria: Deir Ezzor Fully Liberated from Daesh Terrorists
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The Syrian army and allied fighters managed to retake full control over the eastern city of Deir Ezzor in their latest push against Daesh [the Arabic acronym for ‘ISIS/ISIL'] terrorists.
"The armed forces, in cooperation with allied forces, liberated the city of Deir Ezzor completely from the clutches of the Daesh terrorist organization," a military source told Syrian media on Friday morning.
Earlier in the day, Hezbollah's war media center reported that Syrian forces were bombarding the last Daesh remnants in the city to make their way into the final district under the terror group's grip.
The report said Syrian government forces had recaptured al-Hamidiya, Sheikh Yassin, al-Ardhi and al-Rashidia districts, and had only al-Hawiqa district left to liberate.
Damascus began the liberation operation two months ago with the support of Russian air force, and broke Daesh's three-year-long siege of the city in September.
Syrian army forces had in recent days stepped up their gains in the city, going neighborhood to neighborhood after the remaining terrorists.
The fall of Daesh in Deir Ezzor is yet another key defeat for the Takfiri outfit, which has over the past months lost most of the territory it seized in a lightning 2014 advance across Syria and neighboring Iraq.
Deir Ezzor is the capital of the oil-rich Syrian province of the same name, along the Iraqi borders.
The city used to serve as the main Daesh stronghold in Syria after the terror group was forced out of Raqqa in the north by a US-backed alliance of Kurdish militants.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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