15:10 GMT14 August 2020
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    The Syrian army has restored control over a military airport near the city of Deir ez-Zor after a US-led coalition airstrike killed dozens of Syrian soldiers in the area, a military source told Sputnik on Saturday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — The attacks by the coalition planes near the Deir ez-Zor airport were first reported by the Syrian army earlier on Saturday. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the attacks saying Daesh (the Islamic State/IS, banned in Russia) started an offensive following the attacks.

    "The Syrian army has regained its positions which were lost following the US-led international coalition strike near the Deir ez-Zor airport," the source said.

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    land reclamation, Daesh, Syrian Army, Deir Ez-Zor, Syria
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