US-backed Syrian Rebels Seek to Reposition for Deir ez-Zor Battle

In a race with the Russia-backed Syrian government forces and Shiite militia groups to capture the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor from Islamic State militants, a Syrian rebel group supported by the U.S. claims it is in talks with the U.S.-led coalition to relocate its fighters to northern Syria. Such a move would better position the rebel group in its attempt to recapture the city, which is under IS control, they said. Officials from Jaish Maghawir al-Thawra (MaT), also known as...

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