Syrian Army advances on large town south of Deir Ezzor Airport
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is steadily making progress south of the Deir Ezzor Airport after successfully expelling the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) from the town of Al-Muri’iyah.
Led by detachments from the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army pushed further south of Al-Muri’iyah, today, advancing towards the northern entrance of Mohassan, which is a large town located south of Deir Ezzor City.
According to some reports from the Syrian military, their forces have reached the outskirts of Mohassan; however, these claims may be a bit premature at this stage of the battle.
Should the Syrian Army liberate Mohassan in the coming weeks, then their forces will only be a mere 20 km away from Al-Mayadeen, which is the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria.