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Syrian army encircles IS in al-Mayadin - Syrian military source

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Syrian army encircles IS in al-Mayadin - Syrian military source

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s army and its allies have encircled Islamic State in the city of al-Mayadin, southeast of Deir al-Zor, in eastern Syria, a Syrian military source said on Sunday. Al-Mayadin is one of the last strongholds of Islamic State as it falls back upon the fertile area downstream of Deir al-Zor in the Euphrates valley and launches counter attacks in the central desert region after losing swathes of territory this year.

(Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Greg Mahlich)
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