IS fierce assault on Syria city has residents fearing 'massacres'

Around 70 percent of the the eastern Syrian town of Deir Ezzor's remaining residents are women and children, according to the United NationsA deadly Islamic State group assault on Deir Ezzor has seen the jihadists tighten their siege on the eastern Syrian city and left residents terrified and fearing the worst. IS jihadists overran Al-Baghaliyeh, one of the last areas on the city’s outskirts known for the production of food. The extremists now control 60 percent of Deir Ezzor city, intensifying a siege that had already caused fear and hardship for the roughly 200,000 people still living inside.

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