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Car bomb kills 20 eastern Syria: reports

Friday 17/November/2017 - 08:55 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
According to Syrian state media SANA، an IS car bomb has killed 20 at a site where displaced families are located in the country's eastern areas near the city of Deir al-Zor.

The attack took place near the al-Jafra area، which is located south of the city and is controlled by the Syrian government.

Earlier this month، the Syrian Army announced the fight against IS in Syria was coming to a close، after the city of Abu Kamal – considered to be the last terrorist stronghold in the country – was liberated. The takeover of the area in eastern Syria close to the border with Iraq also prevented the militants from moving freely between the two countries.

However، strikes continue to target certain positions where terrorists gather. This month، Russian Air Force long-range bombers have carried out a number of successful missions in eastern Syria، destroying IS hideouts where armored vehicles and other military equipment were located.

The Syrian government forces are also advancing in the battles agianst IS in Deir al-Zour، capturing the capital city of that province and closing in on the IS militants in the eastern city of al-Bukamal، the last IS stronghold in Syria.

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