The army forces continued purging operations in the remaining districts of Deir Ezzur city on Thursday, winning back control of al-Badr farms in the city and advancing towards al-Takaya street in Sheikh Yasin district after clashes with the terrorists.
Meantime, heavy clashes are underway in al-Hamidiyeh district between the Syrian army troops and the ISIL terrorists.
A military source said only the two districts of Sheikh Yasin and al-Arazi and certain parts of al-Hamidiyeh, al-Roshdiyeh and al-Huwaiqiyeh have remained under the occupation of ISIL militants after the Syrian army’s recent advances in Deir Ezzur city.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian army troops struck ISIL’s positions in Deir Ezzur city again, imposing control over two more neighborhoods in a part of city that is still in terrorists’ hands.
The army men drove ISIL out of the old airport and al-Rasafeh neighborhoods in Deir Ezzur city.
The army’s operation inflicted major losses on the ISIL.
The army’s engineering units started defusing bombs and landmines in the newly-liberated neighborhoods as soon as their liberation.