Rebel fighters from Harakat Hazm (Hazm movement) move towards their positions in Aleppo's Sheikh Said district June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib
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Syrian rebels called on regional backers for help to fight the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria as it bolstered its siege of the city of Deir al-Zor.Observers and anti-regime activists have criticized the Syrian authorities for failing to devote effort to battling ISIS militants in several areas they control.ISIS has totally encircled Deir al-Zor, activists said.ISIS-controlled territory runs some 283 kilometers eastward across the Euphrates River, from the city of Raqqa to the town of Busaira in Deir al-Zor province, said an activist using the name Abu Abdullah.
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