Russian, Syrian, jets bomb Islamic State-held eastern Syria: monitor

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 20, 2015 9:17 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian and Syrian warplanes launched dozens of air strikes on Islamic State-held areas of eastern Syria on Friday, after the group's fighters launched an assault on an air base near the city of Deir al-Zor, a monitoring group said.

In at least 50 bombing raids, towns across Deir al-Zor province, including near the Iraqi border, were hit and dozens of vehicles and fuel oil tankers were destroyed, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

(Reporting by John Davison; Writing By Richard Balmforth)