"Islamic State" aka KurdISHIS militants launched their biggest assault in a year on government-held areas of the contested city of Deir el-Zour Saturday, attacking from several fronts and triggering intense fighting in the eastern region bordering Iraq, the Syrian government and opposition activists said.So, ISIS wants to connect Iraqi territory to Raqqa, Syria. Come on!
Syrian state TV said three people were killed and nine were wounded in Islamic State rocket attacks on several neighborhoods of the city.
Intense fighting broke out between Syrian troops and the extremist group’s fighters both inside the city and around the vicinity of a nearby military airport controlled by government forces. The militants had launched their multi-pronged attack starting from the area of Baghaliyeh near the northwestern tip of the city. Deir el-Zour carries strategic significance for the Islamic State as it links the group’s Iraq territory to its de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria.
With the YPG/PKK steadily advancing on Raqqa? This is the KurdIShIS trying to connect territory for the Greater Kurdistan/Israel 2.0 project that the US and Israel have not given up on!
The Islamic State (IS) group on Saturday launched one of its fiercest assaults yet on the besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, leaving more than 30 government fighters and militants dead.
The brutal attack - on a day that saw many outbreaks of violence across Syria - came as the political opposition said it "supported" forthcoming peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana.
Unleashing a wave of suicide attacks, rockets, and tunnel bombs, IS killed at least 12 government forces and two civilians in Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Syrian state news agency SANA said the army was repelling attacks by IS along several frontlines, including around the military airport controlled by the government.
"Daesh is amassing its forces to attack Deir Ezzor and breach government lines," a Syrian military source told AFP, using the Arabic acronym for IS.At Wadi Barada:
"Water supplies from the area to 5.5 million people in the capital and its outskirts have been cut since 22 December because of "... US backed terrorists - This is a no spin blog, remember that.
"Rebels and government troops had reached a local agreement on Friday so that water access could be restored"And then the terrorists supported by US/UK and Israel..killed the Syrian government chief negotiator by shooting him immediately after the meeting!
State news agency SANA on Saturday said that the government's chief negotiator in Wadi Barada, Ahmad al-Ghadban, was killed when "terrorists opened fire... after a meeting".
The Observatory confirmed Ghadban's death.Despicable! It seems the US and company are doing everything possible to destroy the ceasefire and ruin any chances for peace. From insisting YPG/PKK sit at the table in Astana to enabling their symbiotic proxy team to strike Deir al Ezor-
Deir al Ezor- Recall the US airstrikes killing all the Syrian Soldiers enabling ISIS to attack
From earlier: How the US loves it`s terrorists....