Gulf Times - Deir-Ezzor
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.

Fears of mass killings as IS advances on Syria's Deir Ezzor

Fears of mass killings as IS advances on Syria's Deir Ezzor

As the Islamic State group closes in on Syria's Deir Ezzor, residents said they are terrified of falling victim to the mass killings for which the jihadists have become infamous.

Embattled Syria troops clash with IS in Deir Ezzor

Embattled Syria troops clash with IS in Deir Ezzor

Syrian government forces clashed with Islamic State group fighters for a fourth day on Tuesday in an eastern city where a jihadist assault has left more than 100 dead, a monitor said.

Air strikes kill 22 civilians in eastern Syria

Air strikes kill 22 civilians in eastern Syria

Air strikes carried out by unidentified aircraft killed at least 22 civilians, including 10 children, in a village held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a monitor said Wednesday.

Dozens dead as warplanes pound rebel-held north Syria

Dozens dead as warplanes pound rebel-held north Syria

Syrian and Russian warplanes have launched a wave of air strikes in northern Syria, killing dozens in areas held by a rebel alliance battling to take control of second city Aleppo.

Russia, regime strikes kill 47 in east Syria

Russia, regime strikes kill 47 in east Syria

Russian and regime air strikes killed 47 people, most of them civilians, and wounded dozens more on Saturday in a jihadist-held town in eastern Syria, a monitor said.

Suspected Russian raids kill 29 civilians in east Syria

Suspected Russian raids kill 29 civilians in east Syria

At least 29 civilians were killed in air strikes suspected to have been carried by Russian warplanes on a village in eastern Syria on Saturday, a monitoring group said.

IS attack on Syria's Deir Ezzor kills 35 regime forces

IS attack on Syria's Deir Ezzor kills 35 regime forces

At least 35 Syrian soldiers and pro-regime militiamen were killed Saturday in a multi-front attack by the Islamic State group on the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, a monitor said.