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The city's loss would be a new blow for IS, which has already been driven from its strongholds in Iraq including second city Mosul
The capture comes despite IS fighters managing last week to push advancing troops out of the eastern city, just two days after they entered it
Mayadeen in the oil-rich eastern province of Deir Ezzor is seen as the jihadist group's "security and military capital" in Syria, and its loss would deal "a severe blow" to the jihadists.
Monday s strikes hit an ISIS run jail in Syria s Mayadeen at dawn according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights a Britain based war monitor
The toll includes 33 children They were families seeking refuge in the town s municipal building says Rami Abdel Rahman head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
British Foreign Secretary William Hague says Syrian President Bashar al Assad Assad has no role in a peaceful and democratic Syria