Gulf Times - Deir-Ezzor
Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike in Syria

Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike in Syria

An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday.

Kurds announce IS losses in east Syria with US, Russia help

Kurds announce IS losses in east Syria with US, Russia help

A powerful Syrian Kurdish militia announced on Sunday it had cleared Islamic State group fighters from key territory east of the winding Euphrates River.

At least 75 dead in IS attack in Syria's Deir Ezzor

At least 75 dead in IS attack in Syria's Deir Ezzor

At least 75 civilians were killed in an Islamic State group car bombing that struck a gathering of people displaced by fighting in eastern Syria, a monitor said on Sunday.

Syria army, IS clashes in Deir Ezzor kill 73

Syria army, IS clashes in Deir Ezzor kill 73

Heavy clashes between Syria's army and the Islamic State group in Deir Ezzor city have killed at least 73 fighters in the last 24 hours, a monitor said Sunday.

US-backed forces seize major Syria oilfield

US-backed forces seize major Syria oilfield

A US-backed Arab-Kurd alliance announced on Sunday it had retaken one of Syria's largest oilfields from the Islamic State group in the east of country.

Russian strike kills 20 fleeing civilians in east Syria

Russian strike kills 20 fleeing civilians in east Syria

A Russian air strike killed at least 20 civilians on Wednesday as they tried to cross the Euphrates river to escape fighting in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said.

US-backed fighters seize Syria's largest gas field from IS

US-backed fighters seize Syria's largest gas field from IS

US-backed Syrian forces on Saturday captured the war-torn country's largest gas field from the Islamic State extremist militia organization, a monitoring group and Kurdish fighters said.

Syria at UN says 'victory is now within reach'

Syria at UN says 'victory is now within reach'

Syria's foreign minister told the United Nations on Saturday that a military victory in the six-year war was "now within reach" following a series of battleground gains by government forces.

US-backed force makes sweeping advance in east Syria

US-backed force makes sweeping advance in east Syria

US-backed fighters made a sweeping advance against jihadists on Sunday in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, capturing territory just kilometres from the provincial capital, a monitor said.

IS 'Minister of War' killed in airstrike, says Russia

IS 'Minister of War' killed in airstrike, says Russia

Russia claimed on Friday to have killed several top commanders of the Islamic State group in an airstrike in Syria, including the so-called Emir of Deir Ezzor and the "Minister of War".

Syrian army, allies break IS siege on Deir Ezzor

Syrian army, allies break IS siege on Deir Ezzor

Syrian government troops and allied fighters, backed by Russian air support, have been advancing for weeks towards Deir Ezzor city, capital of oil-rich Deir Ezzor province.

Syria army advances against IS, approaches Deir Ezzor

Syria army advances against IS, approaches Deir Ezzor

Syrian government troops advanced overnight against the Islamic State group in the country's north and centre, drawing closer to the key battleground of Deir Ezzor, a monitor said.