US-led coalition airstrikes pound IS areas in eastern Syria

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(Worthy News) - Syrian activists on Thursday reported intense airstrikes on the last area held by the Islamic State group in the country’s east where the organization’s control has been shrinking over the past weeks.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the airstrikes hit the 15 square kilometers (5.8 square miles) controlled by IS in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour after US-backed Kurdish-led fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces scored gains in recent weeks.

Europe-based activist Omar Abu Layla of the DeirEzzor 24 monitoring group confirmed intense airstrikes were ongoing, adding that they were triggered by a counter-offensive carried out by IS during a strong fog. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ]

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