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Syria troops push towards besieged Deir Ezzor airport

Syrian government troops on Friday launched a new push towards the eastern Deir Ezzor military airport, which has remained under a years-long siege by the Islamic State group. Jihadists had encircled two regime-held enclaves in the western half of Deir Ezzor city, which is the capital of the strategic and oil-rich province by the same name. On Friday, troops began a push to reach the second encircled area, which includes the Deir Ezzor military airport on the city's southern edge.
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