A military source said on Thursday that the army has go prepared for the operations and will move towards this vital region from two fronts.
He added that the army will advance from the East (al-Dowikhileh region) towards T2 station as the first front and towards Feizat Ibn Mawina region to pave the ground for advancing towards the two al-Mayadeen and Kabajeb cities.
The source said that the army’s control over Feizat Ibn Mawina will cut the ISIL supply routes towards T2 station, al-Mayadeen will be separated from the adjacent areas and the ISIL will be surrounded in a region from Eastern al-Sukhneh and Northern Hamimeh to Southern Shouleh.
He also said that the Russian and Syrian fighter jets have pounded the ISIL positions in al-Mayadeen in the past few days to pave the ground for the Syrian army attack against the strategic region.
The Syrian army troops and Air Force had also launched assault on ISIL in and around the city of Deir Ezzur on Wednesday.
The army units engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL near Huweija Sakar in the Southeastern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city, destroying several positions and two military vehicles.
Also, the army’s artillery and aircraft targeted ISIL’s positions in the village of al-Hosseiniyeh Northeast of Deir Ezzur city and in the neighborhoods of al-Huweiqa, al-Arzi, Khasarat and Kanamat, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their equipment.