Deir al-Zour, Syria
Army seizes city from IS
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.