Syrian troops approached the last stronghold of ISIS in the country

Syrian troops approached the last stronghold of ISIS in the country

The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media said troops are marching south from Deir el-Zour toward Mayadeen under the cover of airstrikes.

"To the south of Deir ez-Zor in the valley of the Euphrates river a group of over 60 foreign mercenaries originating from CIS countries, Tunisia and the Arab Republic of Egypt were killed in an airstrike".

The Russian airstrikes destroyed an IS strongpoint at the town of Albu Kamal near the Syrian-Iraqi border, killing about 40 militants from Tajikistan and Iraq, said the ministry's spokesman Igor Konashenkov in a statement.

Islamic State has staged fierce counter-attacks in central Syria in recent days, testing the army's control of an area seized in a months-long eastward offensive.In June, two US intelligence officials told Reuters that they believed Islamic State had moved most of its diminished command structure and propaganda team to al-Mayadin, southeast of its former capital of Raqqa.

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"During the last day, [a] Russian Air Force task force in Syria [targeted] Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] reinforcements of foreign fighters coming from Iraq to the vicinity of the town of Abu-Kamal near [the] Iraq-Syria border", the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said IS militants have used the area around the town of Tanf near Syria's border with Jordan — where US military instructors are also stationed — to launch attacks against the Syrian army.

One Syrian Army source, speaking to Al-Masdar News, said that Al-Mayadeen should be fully liberated from IS terrorists within twelve hours.

Military sources say that the Tiger Forces are advancing under cover of heavy rocket and howitzer fire which is now targeting IS positions and rally points in the city center and in the eastern districts of Al-Mayadeen.

A picture taken during a press tour provided by the Russian Armed Forces on September 15, 2017 shows a Russian soldier standing guard in a central street in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor.

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The observatory said on Friday there were clashes in several areas in eastern Deir Ezzor province.

The parallel offensive by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance of mainly Kurdish militia, has on numerous occasions hampered the Syrian government's anti-Daesh battles.

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