DAMASCUS Dele Alli Hotspur Jersey , Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian army managed to besiege Islamic State (IS) militants in parts of the country's eastern city of Deir al-Zour on Saturday, a monitor group reported.
Ten days after breaking a three-year siege of IS to Deir al-Zour Davinson Sanchez Hotspur Jersey , the Russian-backed Syrian forces and allied fighters turned the table against IS, laying a siege to the IS-held parts of the capital city of Deir al-Zour after capturing some key areas in its countryside Danny Rose Hotspur Jersey , according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Syrian army captured the town of Muraiyieh and Jafra, key to laying the siege to IS militants in Deir al-Zour.
The Syrian army is now 25 km from the key city of Mayadeen in the countryside of Deir al-Zour Province.
The city is regarded as the capital of IS in Deir al-Zour.
Meanwhile Christian Eriksen Hotspur Jersey , the London-based watchdog said a Russian or a Syrian warplane was hit by IS air defense system in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour.
It added that the plane was seen falling over the government-controlled part of Deir al-Zour, with the pilot's destiny still unknown.
Following last week's offensive Cameron Carter-Vickers Hotspur Jersey , which led to breaking the IS siege to the government-controlled areas in Deir al-Zour, the Syrian forces advanced and have taken control of 64 percent of the city Blank Hotspur Jersey , while the IS controls the rest.
Deir al-Zour is the last major stronghold of IS, as the terror-designated group is also losing its de facto capital of Raqqa to the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces Ben Davies Hotspur Jersey , which has captured large swathes of the city in northern Syria.
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