Key mountaintop in Deir Ezzor mostly liberated by Syrian Army troops
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advanced west from the Deir Ezzor Military Airport on Sunday to target the strategic Thardeh Mountains that overlook this strategic installation.
Led by the Tiger Forces and Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate almost all of the points at the Thardeh Mountains, putting them in position to expel the remaining Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists from the area.
According to the Syrian military, the Islamic State maintains a small presence in the Thardeh Mountains and should be expelled from this area in the coming hours, as they are at the mercy of Syrian and Russian airstrikes.
Once the Thardeh Mountains are officially liberated, the Syrian Arab Army will turn their attention to the provincial capital, where they hope to regain several districts from the Islamic State terrorists.