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US-backed force plans council for Syria's Deir Ezzor

Tribal figures linked to a US-backed alliance announced plans Monday for a council to run Syria's Deir Ezzor, as both the alliance and regime troops battle jihadists in and around the city. Held by the Islamic State group, the city is the capital of the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, regarded as a strategic prize by both Syrian troops and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
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