The army men managed to advance against ISIL in the Western direction of Deir Ezzur airbase, seizing control over power company.
Meantime, a military source said that the army has now gained full control over the Damascus-Deir Ezzur highway after the recent advances along a chunk of the highway between al-Sukhnah and al-Shoula and shook hand with their comrades deployed in Panorama region that is considered as the main entrance to Deir Ezzur city from its Southern direction.
Field sources confirmed that a large number of the ISIL terrorists have fled Deir Ezzur countryside towards the town of al-Mayadeen in the Southeastern part of the province after the army took control over al-Sukhnah-Deir Ezzur highway and its artillery units shelled ISIL’s positions near al-Thardah Mountain West of Deir Ezzur airbase.
A large number of ISIL terrorists are now under siege by army soldiers in their positions near al-Tayem oilfield.
Reports said earlier today that the army men imposed control over Jonayd Division base, the Republic Guards Division base, al-Ma’amel and al-Maqaber regions, reinvigorating security of the road from Deir Ezzur to the airbase and the two neighborhoods of al-Tahtuh and Harabish.
In the meantime, the army’s engineering units are defusing landmines along the road to pave the ground for the dispatch of more supply convoys to the airbase and neighborhoods of al-Tahtuh and Harabish.
The army units, also, managed to advance against ISIL along the al-Sukhnah-Deir Ezzur highway and reached the Panorama region and the 137th Artillery Brigade base from its Southern direction.
The engineering units are also active along the highway and are defusing bombs and landmines remaining in the region.