The Syrian army lifted the blockade of the city of Deir al-Zor, which lasted more than two years. About this reports The Guardian citing government media.

The town was captured by Islamic state terrorists. Now the Islamists under control remains the only part of Raqqa.

The Syrian army with the support of allies and the Russian aviation attacked Deir El-Zor with several parties last week.

In the city there were about 100 thousand inhabitants, who lived in conditions of lack of food and medicine.

Dayr El-Zor is located about 140 km from Raqqa. In April, the Islamists began to move to the city their capital after the Syrian army launched an offensive on Raqqa.

In early March, supported by the U.S. army, the Syrian rebels blocked the way between the cities of Deir al-Zor and Raqqa.

The Syrian army lifted the blockade of Deir El-Zor 06.09.2017

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