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SDF makes new gains against ISIS in Deir Ezzor

Local | 2017-09-28 19:43:42
SDF makes new gains against ISIS in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Thursday have pushed further advances in eastern Deir Ezzor against the Islamic State as new clashes took place in southern Hasaka area.

The SDF seized control of the town of Sour and villages of Saad and Ber al-Nafakh north of Deir Ezzor.

The Kurdish-led alliance said five of its members were killed in an ISIS suicide bombing west of Deir Ezzor.

Meanwhile, at least 92 regime army troops and allied militants have been killed in clashes with the Islamic State in Deir Ezzor, Homs and Hama province in the last 48 hours, activists and the group's Amaq news agency said.

Amaq said 15 troops killed in a suicide bomb attack east of Deir Ezzor while 33 more have been killed near the desert town of al-Shoula the west of Deir Ezzor.

In Hama and Homs provinces, 44 fighters from the regime army and allied militias were killed as Assad forces seek to uproot ISIS from Uqairbat village, last ISIS pocket in eastern Hama countryside. Yet, dozens of regime troops killed near the besieged pocket since May.

Clashes also took place in the eastern countryside of Homs,11 militant from the pro-regime National Defense Forces were reportedly killed near Om al-Rish village.

Last week, Hayat Tahir al-Sham, former al-Qaeda group, backed by 5 rebel factions launched major attack on regime bastions in Hama and southern Idlib. The attack was the biggest  in the area since March.

The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that rebels had launched Idlib offensive to hinder the regime's advances in Deir Ezzor province.

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