The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied units continued pushing towards Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL)-held Deir ez-Zor, Monday.

Damascus-aligned forces also reportedly liberated the strategic town of Kabawjib in western Deir Ezzor Governorate, Monday. Government units were seen engaged in combat close to Kabawjib and within around 15 kilometres (9.32 miles) of Kabawjib that same day.

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