ISIS hit by air strikes

Area re­gained by Syr­ian troops

7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

Syria’s state news agency re­ported that troops re­gained con­trol of ar­eas they lost to ISIS in the east of the coun­try af­ter an airstrike by the US-led coali­tion.

SANA quotes an un­named mil­i­tary of­fi­cial as say­ing that dozens of ISIS fight­ers were killed in the of­fen­sive un­der the cover of Syr­ian airstrikes.

The Syr­ian mil­i­tary of­fi­cial said gov­ern­ment troops had re­gained con­trol of ar­eas the ex­trem­ists cap­tured, “as a re­sult of the Amer­i­can air­craft ag­gres­sion”.

The US mil­i­tary said it may have un­in­ten­tion­ally struck Syr­ian troops while car­ry­ing out a raid against ISIS on Satur­day.

Rus­sia’s mil­i­tary said it was told by the Syr­ian army that at least 62 sol­diers were killed in the Deir El Zour air raid and more than 100 wounded.

Mean­while, world lead­ers meet­ing to­day at the United Na­tions will be try­ing to make progress on two in­tractable prob­lems at the top of the global agenda – the big­gest refugee cri­sis since World War II and the Syr­ian con­flict now in its sixth year that has claimed more than 300,000 lives.

Against a back­drop of ris­ing eth­nic and re­li­gious ten­sion, fight­ing else­where in the Mid­dle East and Africa, ex­trem­ist at­tacks across the world and a warm­ing planet, there are plenty of other is­sues for the 135 heads of state and gov­ern­ment and more than 50 min­is­ters ex­pected to at­tend to try to tackle.

“It’s no se­cret there’s a lot of fear out there,” said US Am­bas­sador Sa­man­tha Power, cit­ing the uncertainties sparked by Bri­tain’s vote to leave the Euro­pean Union, the threat posed by ISIS and at­tacks in many parts of the world by ISIS and other ter­ror­ist groups.

But Syria, where a tense cease-fire bro­kered by Mos­cow and Wash­ing­ton went into ef­fect last Mon­day, re­mains at the top of the agenda at the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly’s an­nual min­is­te­rial meet­ing.

The cease-fire, which does not ap­ply to at­tacks on ISIS, has largely held de­spite dozens of al­leged vi­o­la­tions on both sides.

300,000 Peo­ple killed in six years since the Syr­ian con­flict be­gan

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