Deir al-Zour, Syria

Army seizes city from IS

The Week - Junior - - Around The World -

On 3 Novem­ber, it was re­ported that the Syr­ian army had seized the city of Deir al-Zour back from a ter­ror­ist group call­ing it­self Is­lamic State (IS), which had been in con­trol there since 2014. The vic­tory fol­lowed weeks of fierce fight­ing, and is a ma­jor blow against the ter­ror­ists.

Dur­ing the fight­ing, 93,000 civil­ians and Syr­ian sol­diers had been trapped in the city. IS is now in con­trol of only a few small towns in Syria.

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