The Syrian Arab Army has just taken control of al-Mayadeen in Deir ez-Zor. al-Mayadeen is widely thought of as the de-facto capital of the so-called Islamic State as the terrorist group has been more or less obliterated in Mosul and has largely deserted Raqqa (with help from Kurdish forces) for Deir ez-Zor.
This recent victory helps to consolidate the Syrian liberation of Deir ez-Zor Governorate. Aaprt from some remaining isolated pockets of terrorists, most of the Governorate, as well as Dier ez-Zor city remains liberating from terrorists, just over a month after the Syrian Arab Army broke the three year long ISIS siege of the city.
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