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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 12:20 p.m. PST

"After losing control of the city of Deir ez-Zor, Isis fighters have retreated towards the Euphrates river

After losing their stranglehold on Deir ez-Zor and being pushed further from their stronghold of Raqqa, Islamic State fighters have retreated towards the Euphrates river to prepare for what some senior leaders are now billing as a last stand in eastern Syria.

Dozens of Isis members have fled to towns and villages along the Euphrates valley after abandoning Deir ez-Zor, where its forces had besieged a Syrian military base and up to 100,000 local people for the past three years.

The city was retaken earlier in the week by forces fighting on behalf of the Assad regime, including Iraqi militia units, Hezbollah from Lebanon, and the Syrian military itself…"
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