Mayadin

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Mayadin
ميادين
Mayadin is located in Syria
Mayadin
Mayadin
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°1′N 40°27′E / 35.017°N 40.450°E / 35.017; 40.450
Country  Syria
Governorate Deir ez-Zor Governorate
District Mayadin District
Occupation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Elevation 195 m (640 ft)

Mayadin (Arabic: ميادين‎) is a city in eastern Syria. It is located at about 35°1′0″N 40°27′0″E / 35.01667°N 40.45000°E / 35.01667; 40.45000Coordinates: 35°1′0″N 40°27′0″E / 35.01667°N 40.45000°E / 35.01667; 40.45000. The Euphrates River flows through the town. On January 9, ISIS members were abducted. During the Syrian civil war, the town captured by ISIL[1] However, a local underground resistance movement has developed, and attacks on ISIL checkpoints and gunmen by more moderate Sunni fighters without identification have become more commonplace, as former rebel soldiers try to dislodge ISIL inside the city.[2] This has even forced ISIL to dig a 15 km trench around the city to keep unknown gunmen out, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.[3]

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