Heat of battle: Syrian Army clashes with ISIS in Deir Ez-Zor
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The Syrian Arab Army was in the midst of a battle with militants from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) in the Khassarat neighborhood of Deir Ez-Zor, on Monday. ISIS militants currently have control of the Khassarat neighborhood. However, the SAA is making advances through the strategic neighborhoods of Al–Hamidiyah and Al-Orfi.