17:29 GMT16 July 2020
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    Syrian government forces supported by jets and artillery have killed over 70 Daesh terrorists in besieged Deir Ez-Zor, local media reported Saturday.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — According to the SANA news agency, army units destroyed terrorist fortified positions in al-Banorama areas, Tallet Brouk and Alloush in Deir ez-Zor city and its surroundings.

    The Syrian army is conducting an operation in the Deir ez-Zor province amid reports of Daesh aiming to transfer it's de facto capital from Raqqa to the region.

    The province of Deir ez-Zor has large Daesh presence. Its capital city of Deir ez-Zor, held by the Syrian government, has been under a Daesh siege since 2014, but is receiving aid from Russian and the United Nations.

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    Daesh, Deir Ez-Zor, Syria
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