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'The armed forces, together with the allied troops, have freed the city of Deir al-Zor completely from the claw of the terrorist organization Daesh (IS, Red.),' According to the military source.
In early September, the army began to liberate the city-occupied parts of the city by jihadists. District for district was restored to IS. Finally, al-Hawiqa was taken.
Deir al-Zor, on the western bank of the Euphrates, is the largest and most important city in the east of Syria. It is the center of Syrian oil production.
In recent times, IS is rapidly losing ground in Syria. Last month, the actual IS capital Raqqa was held by US-backed militias.