Syria army enters city close to Iraq border

Hundreds of Syrian troops, backed by tanks, thrust into the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Wednesday, opposition activists said, calling it a major offensive to root out rebels in the capital of the oil producing province on the border with Iraq.


Rebel sources said that in the last week fighters operating under the Free Syrian Army umbrella attacked roadblocks and tanks along the road from Deir al-Zor to the Iraqi border, killing or wounding dozens of troops, and destroying several tanks and armoured personnel carriers. (Reuters)


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