1. US-backed Syria force launches new anti-IS assault in Deir Ezzor

US-backed Syria force launches new anti-IS assault in Deir Ezzor

US-backed fighters launched a new offensive today to oust the Islamic State group from swathes of Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a top commander announced.

By: | Abu Fas | Published: September 9, 2017 4:40 PM
syria force, syria army, deir ezzor syria, raqqa syria, world news A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters sits on a vehicle in the north of Raqqa city, Syria. (Reuters)

US-backed fighters launched a new offensive today to oust the Islamic State group from swathes of Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, a top commander announced. The Syrian Democratic Forces are already fighting for IS’s de facto capital in Raqa, and they will now aim to clear the jihadists from territory east of the Euphrates River, said Ahmad Abu Khawlah in a statement. Syrian regime forces are fighting a separate offensive to oust IS from the Deir Ezzor provincial capital.

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