Civilians celebrate as Syrian Army lifts 3yr-ISIS siege on Deir ez-Zor

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Children and other residents of Deir ez-Zor took to the streets of the town on Tuesday following the announcement that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) had lifted the siege that the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) had been carrying out on the city for three years. Happy people can be seen waving Syrian flags and chanting slogans in support of SAA and President Bashar Assad.

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