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Syrian Army Preparing to Lay Siege on ISIL in Eastern Deir Ezzur

12 September 2017 13:00

 

 The Syrian army troops continued their military operations in Eastern Syria after breaking ISIL’s siege and regained control of more areas.

The army units pounded ISIL’s positions in Tal Korom in the outskirts of Deir Ezzur, killing a number of terrorists.

Meantime, the Syrian troops advanced towards the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzur city and took control of several new points.

A military source also disclosed that the Syrian army is planning to lay siege aroung the ISIL terrorists in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

The army troops also continued their advances in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur and took control of Hilltop 17 Southwest of Al-Tamin Brigade after killing a number of terrorists.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Syrian army continued its advances in Deir Ezzur province and managed to retake several points, restoring full security to the surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur military airport.

The Syrian army troops attacked ISIL’s military positions to the South of Deir Ezzur city from the two directions of Panorama and al-Tim oilfield, and managed to take control of al-Tharda 1, al-Tharda 2 and al-Tharda 3 mountains.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army regained control of al-Tharda mountains which are considered the main defense lines for Deir Ezzur military airport in the South.

The Syrian army has now restored full security to the surrounding regions of Deir Ezzur military airport and the airport will soon be ready for operations.

In relevant remarks on Sunday, the commander of the operation in the region said that the Syrian city of Deir Ezzur will be liberated from the ISIL terrorist group in the coming days.

The Syrian city of Deir Ezzur will be liberated from the ISIL militants in the coming days, Gen. Mohamed Khadur, the commander of the operation in the region said.

“In the coming days, we will raise the Syrian flag in the skies of Deir Ezzur,” Khadur said.

According to the commander, the liberation of Deir Ezzur depends in particular on regaining control of the road that links Deir Ezzur and the city of Palmyra.

Khadur also noted that the operation under his leadership had been carried out for more than two months, and the servicemen gained control of 185 out of 200 kilometers (115 out of 124 miles) of the road.

The Syrian military started an operation to unblock the airbase on Friday, days after breaking the siege of Deir Ezzur.

The Syrian Army troop advanced rapidly against ISIL in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city Saturday and lifted terrorists’ nine-month-long siege on the most important military airport in the Eastern part of the war-hit country.

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