Syrian Army Laying Siege on ISIL in Eastern Deir Ezzur
The source said that the ISIL is only in control of two regions on the Western and Eastern banks of the Euphrates River after the army forces’ strategic advances in Eastern Deir Ezzur and liberation of the town of Albu Kamal.
The source went on to say that ISIL is in control of a region as large as 7,500 sq/km from the Northwest of Badiyeh (desert) Albu Kamal to the Southeast of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs, adding that another region covering 6,500 sq/km of area from the North of Albu Kamal to the South of Merkadah in Hasaka province and between the Iraqi border and the Kurdish-held Thowar region under the control of the ISIL terrorists.
The source further said that the closure of the 25-km-long gap between the North of Albu Kamal and South of the town of al-Mayadeen by the army soldiers has driven a wedge between the Western and Eastern banks of the Euphrates River, and left the terrorists with the only two options of death or surrender.
Field sources confirmed on Monday that the Syrian Army troops captured another ISIL-held region in Eastern Deir Ezzur, killing tens of terrorists.
The sources said that the army men drove ISIL out of the small town of al-Kashmah (Tishrin) after they captured the town of al-Salehiyeh in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed and several bomb-laden suicide vehicles of them were destroyed in the attack.