Syrian forces totally liberated eastern city of al-Mayadin from Islamic State

A general view taken on August 13, 2017 shows an Islamic State (IS) group poster in the central Syrian town of Al-Sukhnah on August 13, 2017 as pro-government fighters clear the area after taking control of the city situated in the county's large desert area called the Badiya. Supported by regime ally Russia, Syria's army has waged a months-long offensive to recapture the vast desert region that stretches from the country's centre to the Iraqi and Jordanian borders. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
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.