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Dozens killed in Syria car bomb attacks

A general view shows damaged buildings in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor on November 4, 2017.
A general view shows damaged buildings in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor on November 4, 2017. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

A suicide car bomb exploded on Saturday in Syria‘s eastern city of Deir al-Zor, killing and injuring dozens, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

Deir al-Zor, on the west bank of the Euphrates River, is the largest and most important city in eastern Syria, and is the centre of the country’s oil production.

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The Syrian government on Friday declared victory over Islamic State in Deir al-Zor, a big blow to the jihadists as their last stronghold in Syria crumbles.

Earlier on Saturday, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least one Islamic State car bomb killed dozens of people at a refugee gathering on the east side of the Euphrates River.

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