Video: In Syria, Deir ez-Zor civilians celebrate imminent lifting of IS blockade (updated)

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RT reports:

Encouraged by reports that the lifting of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) blockade of Deir ez-Zor was days away, defenders of the city celebrated the news on Sunday night, as footage from inside the city shows.
The video was reportedly shot in the Jura district of the city, which has been besieged by the Islamic State terrorist group since 2014.Syrian government forces are advancing from several directions to break the blockade of the provincial capital, with the Russian Air Force supporting the offensive from the air.

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Mohammed Ibrahim Samra, the governor of Deir ez-Zor has stated that the Syrian Arab Army is 24 to 48 hours away from storming the gates of Deir ez-Zor city which for years has been besieged by ISIS.
Furthermore, Deir ez-Zor has subsumed the role as the major ISIS stronghold in Syria as fighters continue to flee the self-proclaimed ISIS capital of Raqqa.
While the United States and its Kurdish proxies who lead the SDF are struggling to break into Raqqa city, which is being held by approximately 2,000 ISIS terrorist fighters, Deir ez-Zor is now home to upwards of 20,000 terrorists who have arrived from liberated regions of both Iraq and Syria. […]

Read in full Syria days away from annihilating ISIS on the battlefield: Here’s what comes next  in The Duran

Update from Al Masdar News:

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:05 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), propelled by Russian airstrikes, has just secured a key area northwest of Deir Ezzor city, bringing it to within visual range of its besieged comrades at the 137th Brigade Base.
Minutes ago, reports came in saying that the Syrian Army secured Deir Ezzor’s local asphalt mine to the northwest of the main city area.
The securing of this area now puts relentlessly-assaulting SAA relief forces just three kilometers to the nearest army positions around the 137th Brigade Base.
Sources are saying that the lifting of the Deir Ezzor siege can be expected before the day is out.


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mikael
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mikael

Hehe, yup, of course, anyone opposing the scums must be an Russian Troll, yeah, and their claims, backed by obscure narratives as automatic directed ddos like attacks and that this must come from One or few other “Russian” sources, to use assumptions in this way, is the equivalence of AGWs cargo-cult pimpers use of Arctics and Ice, where ugh…… few humans are in any given time, so we have no idea of what, if anything is true. To me, this is nonsense, period, used to just blame Russia for anything, no matter how obscure it is. I have my own… Read more »

Peter
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Peter

Nothing in the Graun about Deir Ez-Zor or Syria today. Things aren’t going in the right direction, I suppose, and you can’t have the dastardly Russians coming across as good guys. Fortunately, there is this important story, under the headline “West failing to tackle Russian hacking and fake news, says Latvia” (byline: Patrick Wintour, “Diplomatic” (sic) Editor, but they forgot to credit MI6 or whoever it was that actually wrote it): The west is failing to get to grips with Russian hacking and fake news, the Latvian foreign minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, has said. Speaking on a visit to London, Rinkēvičs… Read more »

rehmat1
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rehmat1

@Peter …. CIA, FBI, Democrats, and the Organized Jewry have all accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of using every dirty trick to get Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. on the other hand, some Western political gurus have claimed that it’s Israel and not Russia, to blame for Hillary’s defeat. According to some sources Washington had interfered in 81 foreign elections in addition to regime changes in over a dozen countries including Iran (2009), Pakistan (1971 and 2007), Lebanon, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Occupied Palestine (2006), Venezuela, Australia (1975), etc. However, very few Americans know that Britain and Islamic Republic… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

@Peter: there is a reasonably balanced piece (by Guardian standards) by Agence France-Presse up now. Compare and contrast to the recent blunt trauma assault on the truth (still pushing the long debunked Caesar dossier among other crimes against real journalism) by Nicola Kutcher.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/30/syria-disappeared-murdered-industrial-scale-un-must-step-in

rtj1211
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rtj1211

Internet censorship is roaring ahead in the UK MSM. Much of it is automated and much is political as non-violent sex-free comments using moderate non-profane language gets cut, even if NUKE KOREA AND MURDER MILLIONS!! gets through on the nod.
Neither the UK nor the US has a leg to stand on where internet censorship is concerned. We do not have a Free Press, Free Markets are long gone and as for privacy, so passe!!

Verity Pink
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Verity Pink

Attempted to send this third party article for consideration (assuming that the author agrees to your reprinting it…) https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20937#UEgga8qWMkAxZE66.99

pimatters
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I read about a third of your rubbish VerityPink. There are so many false statements, dodgy facts and claims that I couldn’t even begin relating them – it would take all day. Take your Salfist nonsense and bury it in a big pit.

rehmat1
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rehmat1

The phrase “Islamic State” is as much insult to Muslims as calling Israel, “Jewish State” to the followers of “Moses Law”. Last month, Zionist entity’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mossad head Yossi Cohen claimed that the defeat of ISIS in Syria was in fact a victory for Iran. Ronen Solomon, Israeli military analyst in his recent research report for Israel Occupation Force (IOF) has also agreed with the country’s serial liar Netanyahu. Netanyahu told Russian president Vladimir Putin about Solomon’s research which didn’t convince Putin during their recent meeting in Sochi. Franklin Lamb, PhD, US-Christian academic, writer and author… Read more »

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blowback

The British have withdrawn their soldiers from southern Syria although you wouldn’t know it if you rely on British media sources other than the Telegraph.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/02/british-troops-halt-training-syrian-rebels-world-powers-distance/

mohandeer
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Reblogged this on Worldtruth.

Schlüter
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But the US Power Elite is trying to poison the Region!
“Uranium Coated Ammunition: US Military Did it Again!”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/uranium-coated-ammunition-us-military-did-it-again-uranummantelte-munition-us-militaer-hat-es-wieder-getan/
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rtj1211
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rtj1211

As I have said many time, the US people need to experience what they inflict on others….they are the worlds biggest crybabies and wussies….

Eric Blair
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I share the sentiment that Americans particularly (and Westerners generally) are clueless, or simply do not care, about the horrors inflicted on the people of countries being “liberated” by bombs, sanctions, invasions and “moderate rebels.” The murderous actions carried out by NATO, the US/UK and their assorted allies and lackeys are consequence free for the citizens of New York, Los Angeles and London. War is talked about like it is an abstract concept not the wholesale taking of lives and destruction of entire countries. If or when the citizens in warmongering NATO countries suffer serious consequences for the death and… Read more »

Manda
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Manda

Using DU coated bombs is standard practice of US/?NATO for over 2-3 decades. Iraq poisoned in first Gulf war. John Pilge’rs film is heart breaking, shaming and enraging. “Killing the children of Iraq” I highly recommend it for anyone who hasn’t seen it.
http://johnpilger.com/videos/paying-the-price-killing-the-children-of-iraq

leruscino
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Bury them deep !