Worthy Christian News » World News » Islamic State Takes Control of Another Syrian City

Islamic State Takes Control of Another Syrian City

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Worthy News / World News


DAMASCUS (Worthy News)-- The Islamic State (IS) seized control of the city of Deir ez-Zor, the sixth largest city in Syria, when rival jihadist groups, Jabhat al-Nursa and Ahrar al-Sham, withdrew their forces.  They now control nearly 100 percent of the Deir Ez-zor province.

According to the Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a network of activists and medics on the ground, ISIS jihadists are now in control of "95 to 98 percent of Deir Ezzor province".

The Observatory said that rivals of ISIS, including fighters of Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate al-Nusra Front, lost control after negotiations failed with the jihadists who last month declared a "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq.

"Fighters from al-Nusra Front and the Islamist rebel movement Ahrar al-Sham withdrew from their bases in the city, while others pledged their loyalty to ISIS," the Observatory said.

"IS killed the Deir Ezzor chief of al-Nusra, and raised their flag in the city," it added.

Copyright 1999-2015 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News » World News » Islamic State Takes Control of Another Syrian City

One thought on “Islamic State Takes Control of Another Syrian City

Leave a Comment