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IS launches major offensive against Syrian regime

IANS  |  Damascus 

The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Saturday launched a major offensive against the Syrian regime's strongholds in the city of Deir Al-Zor.

According to the Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR), the IS launched attacks in nine different parts of the city and its surroundings, Efe news reported.

The NGO, which has a network of volunteers across the country, reported huge explosions in different parts of the city since early Saturday.

So far, Syrian authorities have not reported attacks in the neighbourhoods under their control in the city.

Intense confrontations between terrorists and soldiers of the Syrian army are going on in the districts of Al Sinaa, Al Jabaliya, Al Rashidiya, Al Muazifín, Al Umal, Al Rusafa and Al Baguiliya, as well as in the surroundings of the military airport of Deir Al-Zor, the SOHR said.



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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 18:06 IST