Deir Ezzor - updates

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U.S.-backed forces seize major Syria oilfield

Oct 22, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The Al-Omar oilfield in the province of Deir Ezzor had been a key source of income for the ISIS, reaping revenues up to $5.1 million per month

FUNDING. The Al-Omar oilfield in the province of Deir Ezzor produced 30,000 barrels per day before the start of Syria's conflict in 2011 and became a key source of income for the jihadists after they seized it in 2014.

Iran says its missiles into Syria hit ISIS targets

Jun 19, 2017 - 3:09 PM

The June 18 strike comes after twin attacks in Tehran on June 7 killed 17 people in the first attacks in the Islamic republic claimed by ISIS

Syria regime, rebels name delegation heads to Astana talks

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:45 AM

UPDATED Talks on the nearly six year old conflict organized by Turkey Russia and Iran are set to begin on January 23 in the Kazakh capital Astana

30 dead in ISIS assault on east Syrian city

Jan 15, 2017 - 12:10 AM

The brutal attack in Deir Ezzor comes as the political opposition said it supported upcoming peace talks in Astana Kazakhstan

Syria making 'great strides' in war – FM tells UN

Sep 25, 2016 - 12:23 AM

Syria s foreign minister says facts show that a US led coalition air strike on Syrian soldiers was an intentional attack and not an error even if the United States claims otherwise

Dozens dead as warplanes pound rebel-held north Syria

Aug 15, 2016 - 2:15 AM

The air strikes are reportedly targeting areas held by the Army of Conquest an alliance of rebel Islamist and jihadist forces

epa05483412 A handout picture made available by the Syria Civil Defense Idlib branch on 13 August 2016 shows firemen hosing a burning car at an airstrike site in Idlib City, northern Syria, 13 August 2016. According to the Syria Civil Defense volunteer group, at least six people died and tens were wounded after an airstrike on Idlib city. (Attention Editors: Image should be used in its entirety, including the organization's logo) EPA/SYRIA CIVIL DEFENSE IDLIB / HANDOUT MANDATORY CREDIT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

75,000 more Syrians living under siege – UN

May 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM

The United Nations is preparing to begin humanitarian air drops over besieged areas starting June 1 after its repeated demands for access to the blockaded towns were refused

SYRIAN WAR. Syrian residents sit on a ground during a humanitarian aid delivery by the Russian army in a village of Kaukab, Hama province, Syria, 04 May 2016. The United States and Russia have agreed to extend the cease-fire in Syria to the city of Aleppo, the US State Department reported on 04 May. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

Kisah Casih dievakuasi dengan helikopter militer dari kota kekuasaan ISIS

Apr 21, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Walau berhasil dievakuasi Casih masih gelisah karena memikirkan gajinya selama lima tahun yang belum dibayar majikan

Tenaga Kerja Wanita (TKW) asal Subang, Jawa Barat, Casih bt Waan yang berhasil diselamatkan dari salah satu kota yang dikuasai oleh Negara Islam Irak Suriah (NIIS). Casih akan dipulangkan ke Indonesia pada 25 April. Foto oleh KBRI Damaskus

UN carries out first humanitarian airdrop in Syria

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:19 AM

Reports from aid teams on the ground confirm that pallets have landed in the target area as planned

Dozens dead in heaviest east Syria strikes since war began – monitor

Nov 21, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights describes the raids as the worst bombardment of the region since the start of the uprising in 2011

'HEAVIEST STRIKES.' A handout frame grab from video footage published on the official website of the Russian Defence Ministry 18 November 2015 shows smoke rising after a strike carried out by Russian warplanes against columns of what Russia says were Islamic State (ISIS or IS) tanker vehicles transporting oil products in Syrian territory. Handout photo by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/EPA

Air strike kills senior ISIS jihadist in Syria – monitor

Sep 27, 2014 - 8:47 AM

A coalition warplane fired on a motorbike with two men on it after it left a headquarters One of the men on the bike was an important IS official an Arab national says Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

NEW AIR STRIKES. A handout picture made available by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on September 25, 2014 shows a formation of US Navy F-18E Super Hornets leaving after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Iraq, September 23, 2014. These aircraft were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike Islamic State (IS or ISIL) targets in Syria. File photo by DOD/US AIR FORCE/SGT. SHAWN NICKEL HANDOUT/EPA

ISIS kills hundreds in Syria, threatens rebel bastion – NGO

Aug 17, 2014 - 1:42 PM

The opposition Syrian National Coalition SNC calls for the US military to carry out air strikes on IS positions not only in northern Iraq but also in Syria

An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. Al-Furqan Media/AFP

Qaeda unit in Syria border town joins ISIS

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:25 PM

After months of clashes between the the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Al Nusra Front in several parts of Syria Nusra s Albu Kamal branch pledged loyalty to ISIS


In Syria's playground of the dead

Mar 18, 2013 - 2:57 PM

From park to cemetery: Every day Al Mashtal park in Deir Ezzor city becomes the final resting place for new victims of the conflict that has torn Syria apart for over two years

FROM PARK TO CEMETERY. A woman reads the Koran, the Muslim holy book, next to the grave of one relative buried in a public park on March 11, 2013 in Syria's eastern city of Deir Ezzor. Men, women and children, and sometimes fighters barely out of adolescence -- every day Al-Mashtal park in the city becomes the final resting place for new victims of the conflict that has torn Syria apart for over two years. AFP PHOTO / JOSE RODRIGUEZ