IS gains ground in east Syria

0be8e10fc88b8dec0309950f23d8aa3d - IS gains ground in east Syria

DAMASCUS – Islamic State in eastern Syria large areas recaptured with one of the largest oil fields of the country. That report sources within the opposition in the province of Deir-al-Zor.

Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Deir al-Zor.

The islamists took the control over the area Sunday morning after the fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) retreated. IS had the area east of the Euphrates river a year ago, lost to the fighters of the opposition.

The last few days, and the predominantly Kurdish SDF fierce fighting in the east of Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for human Rights, since Friday, at least 68 SDF-fighters killed during the most violent attack in recent months.

The SDF is supported by the United States played a key role in the fight against IS. The militia expelled the jihadists from their stronghold of Raqqa, formerly the de facto capital of IS. The terrorist organisation in Syria, only some small desert areas in the hands.

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