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    Syrian Army Frees Territories Near Deir ez-Zor Airbase From Daesh

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    Syrian government forces managed to expel Daesh terrorists from territories to the south of the Syrian airbase in Deir ez-Zor, a military source told Sputnik on Saturday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — On Friday, Assad's adviser said that the Syrian army continues military operations to free Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa from terrorists.

    "The Syrian army regained control over the Faraj territory to the south from the airfield. Several Daesh militants were killed near the cemetery and in Al Arfi quarter," the source said.

    Deir ez-Zor and its military air base have been under siege by Daesh for over three years, with food and ammunition only delivered by air.

    In March, the Syrian army repelled Daesh's attacks near the Deir ez-Zor airfield.

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