For the residents that live inside the Al-Jourah District of Deir Ezzor City, day-to-day life was nothing short of inhuman due to the six month long siege that was imposed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in the provincial capital’s northern sector.
On Wednesday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard – in coordination with the 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – finally lifted the six month long siege of the Al-Jourah District after they broke through ISIS’ frontline defenses at the Al-Qusour District.
With the siege lifted on Wednesday morning, the Syrian Armed Forces began to bring in humanitarian aid for the 20,000 residents of the Al-Jourah District, providing them food, medical supplies, and large cases of water in order to bear the scorching temperatures inside the provincial capital.
In addition to their success at the Al-Jourah District, the Syrian Armed Forces cleared the Al-Muri’iyah Farms after intense clashes with the terrorist group inside this village that borders the Deir Ezzor Military Airport to the east.
Firefights between the Syrian Armed Forces and ISIS were also reported inside the Al-Rashidiyah, Al-Hamidiyah, Al-Jubeileh, Old Airport, Al-Kanamat, Sheikh Yassine, and Al-Husseiniyeh Districts of Deir Ezzor City on Thursday.
Inside Al-Jafra, the Syrian Armed Forces targeted an ISIS hideout near the Jafra-Hatla axis, resulting in the death of 13 enemy combatants and the destruction of an armored vehicle that was mounted with a doshka.