Dayr az Zawr


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Dayr az Zawr

(dĕr ăz zôr) or

Deir ez Zor

(–ĕz–), town (1994 est. pop. 133,000), capital of Dayr az Zawr governorate, E Syria, on the Euphrates River. It is a prosperous farming town, with cattle-breeding and an agricultural school. It is also a hub for transdesert travel and has an airport. Salt rock mines are nearby. The modern town was built by the Ottoman Empire in 1867. France occupied Dayr az Zawr in 1921 and made it the seat of a large garrison. In 1946 it became part of independent Syria. It is a cultural center and has a university, but the city suffered significant devastation in Syria's civil war. The town's name also is tranliterated as Deir al-Zour and Dayr al-Zur.
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A statement from the US Central Command said, "The strikes destroyed or damaged multiple IS targets in the vicinity of the towns of Ar Raqqah in north central Syria, Dayr az Zawr and Abu Kamal in eastern Syria and Al Hasakah in northeastern Syria.
The hard work paid off when the Raptor made its combat debut recently as part of an overnight airstrike on 14 ISIL targets in Syria in the vicinity of Ar Raqqah, Dayr az Zawr, Al Hasakah, and Abu Kamal.
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In Syria, the airstrikes were focused near Kobani, Dayr az Zawr, and ar Raqqa, destroying five vehicles and hitting a tactical unit, the taskforce said.
Syria's ambassador to the United States tells Newsweek the Israeli warplanes dropped munitions in the open desert near Dayr az Zawr before fleeing; he promised his country would retaliate in a manner and at a time of its choosing.