This body seize from a video launched on Nov. 2, 2017 by the Syrian official information company SANA reveals smoke and particles rising after Syrian authorities shelling of the Deir el-Zour metropolis throughout a battle towards Islamic State militants, Syria. The Syrian military introduced on Friday, Nov. three it liberated the long-contested jap metropolis of Deir el-Zour from the Islamic State group. (SANA by way of AP) (Associated Press)
By Associated Press By Associated Press November three at 7:25 AM
BEIRUT — The Latest on developments in Syria whether or not authorities forces have liberated the jap metropolis of Deir el-Zour from the Islamic State group (all instances native):
Israel’s navy says a civilian was shot and wounded from stray fireplace from throughout the border amid “intense fighting” in neighboring Syria.
It says the Israeli civilian was flippantly harm on Friday from the Syrian aspect of the Golan Heights.
Israel has largely stayed out of Syria’s civil warfare that’s raging close to its northern frontier.But it has carried out quite a few strikes in response to spillover fireplace.
It can be believed to have carried out airstrikes on suspected weapons convoys from Syria to its archenemy Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shiite militant group which has members preventing alongside Syrian authorities forces.
Israel captured the Golan from Syria within the 1967 Mideast War and the 2 international locations stay enemies.
An Iraqi officer says troops battling the Islamic State group in Iraq’s far west have reached the border with Syria as they combat IS close to the militants close to the border city of Qaim.
Maj. Bbadam Fawaz with the federal police says that Iraqi forces reached the border on Friday morning as they proceed to shut in on the final remaining pocket of militant-held territory in Iraq’s Anbar province.
The joint operations command says Iraqi forces started pushing into the western neighborhoods of Qaim and that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged the battle will probably be completed inside days.
Qaim, positioned about 320 kilometers, or 200 miles, west of Baghdad lies alongside a border crossing with Syria within the Euphrates River Valley. It has been utilized by IS to ferry fighters and provides between the 2 international locations when the militants’ territorial maintain included almost a 3rd of each Iraqi and Syrian territory.
Syria’s state-run information company says at the least six folks have been killed and 21 have been wounded in a suicide bombing that hit a government-held city within the southern province of Quneitra.
SANA says Friday’s bombing focused the outskirts of the city of Hadar within the northern countryside of Quneitra, close to the Israel-occupied Golan Heights. It gave no additional particulars.
Opposition activists reported suicide automotive bomb focused a place of Syrian troopers in that space amid clashes between authorities forces and rebels there.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the dying toll at seven and stated 23 folks have been wounded. It additionally reported heavy clashes between the 2 sides within the space.
Syrian state media say the military has liberated the jap metropolis of Deir el-Zour from the Islamic State group.
Friday’s report says the navy is now in full management of the lengthy contested metropolis.
Syrian authorities forces and their pro-government allies first broke the militant group’s siege of their a part of town in September and have been advancing towards IS positions since then.
Deir el-Zour had been divided right into a government-held and an IS-held half for almost three years.
The growth is the most recent vital defeat for IS because the militant group sees its self-proclaimed “caliphate” crumble and lose virtually all city strongholds.
The Syrian military and Kurdish-led forces backed by the U.S. at the moment are racing to take the remainder of the oil-rich jap province.
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