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Syrian army breaks IS siege on Deir al-Zour

Tuesday 05-09-2017 - 02:54 PM
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The Syrian army and its allies have been steadily advancing on Isis positions in Deir Ezzor province for months.
Damascus - The Syrian government forces broke the Islamic State (IS) siege on the eastern city of Deir al-Zour on Tuesday, State TV reported.

The three-year-long siege has been lifted when the advancing Syrian army reached the besieged Brigade 137 military base in western Deir al-Zour, according to the state TV.

The Syrian flag was hoisted when the advancing troops met with the besieged forces in the base.

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