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Syrian army soldiers, allies enter eastern Daesh-controlled town

Syrian pro-government fighters are seen in area of the Hawijah Qate in the Euphrates River outside the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr on September 23, 2017 as government forces continue to press forward with Russian air cover in the offensive against Daesh Takfiri terrorists across the province. (Photo by AFP)

Syrian army soldiers and allied fighters from popular defense groups, supported by Russian military aircraft, have marched into a town controlled by members of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the country’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr as they continue to make territorial gains against the militants.

“With support from Russian aviation, government forces entered Mayadin and took control of several buildings in the western flank of the town,” – located about 44 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital city of Dayr al-Zawr, Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), said on Friday.

The development came shortly after Syria’s official news agency reported that Syrian government forces and their allies had carried out major offensives against Daesh Takfiris across Dayr al-Zawr Province, inflicting heavy losses on the militants’ ranks and military hardware.

Syrian army units destroyed an arms depot, a communications headquarters, a command center and several vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns in the town of Mayadin.

With support from Syrian Air Force fighter jets, government troops pounded the positions of Daesh terrorists in the towns of Mayadin, al-Muhasan, al-Boleel, al-Hussainiyah, al-Junaynah, al-Tayyebah and Saker Island in addition to Sheikh Yassin, al-Jubailah and al-Rashidiyah neighborhoods.

‘Daesh militants driven out of 91% of Syrian territory’

Meanwhile, the official newspaper of the Russian Ministry of Defense says Syrian army soldiers and allied fighter from popular defense groups have managed to purge Daesh Takfiri terrorists from over 91 percent of the country’s territory.

The Russian-language Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper published an infographic on Friday, which showed that 91.6 percent of the Syrian soil is now free from the presence of Daesh Takfiris.

Syrian pro-government members advance in the Jamiyet al-Ruwad neighborhood, on the northern outskirts of Dayr al-Zawr, on September 14, 2017, during their ongoing battle against Daesh Takfiri terrorist group. (Photo by AFP)

The SOHR reported on Wednesday that Syrian army soldiers and allied fighters had flushed Daesh Takfiri militants out of their last positions in the western-central province of Hama.

The Britain-based monitoring group said Daesh terrorists were no longer present anywhere in the province for the first time in three years.

The observatory's director, Rami Abdel Rahman, said government forces had “managed to take control of all the last remaining villages in the hands of Daesh in Hama province after more than a month of fierce clashes between the two sides.”

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