Islamic State attacks Syrian government-held areas of eastern city, monitor says

Islamic State attacked Syrian government-held areas in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor and an air base south of the city on Friday, a monitoring group said.
Government warplanes bombarded another area of the city and around the air base, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, a day after pro-Damascus media reported Russian jets had struck parts of Deir al-Zor province held by Islamic State.
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