Syrian forces have totally liberated the eastern city of al-Mayadin from Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group terrorists. Government troops and allied had encircled Islamic State terrorists, holed up in the city for several days.
The latest gain comes as the Syrian forces are pushing ahead with their offensive on several other fronts in Deir Ezzor province.
The flashpoint city of Mayadin was one of the last strongholds of Islamic State group in Syria.
The Syrian army reached Deir Ezzor in September and pushed down the Euphrates River toward Mayadin after a month-long offensive.