The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces and some units of pro-government Shia militais, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, are rapidly advancing in the direction of the ISIS-besieged city of Deir Ezzor.
Government forces have liberated the Nuzayrat Mount, the Adimah Mount and entered the Nirman Mount area amid clashes with ISIS terrorists.
The SAA, the NDF and their allies are now advancing on ISIS positions from two directions:
- From the direction of Sukhna to Kobajep;
- From the direction of the Bishri triangle to Ash Sholah;
The villages of Kobajep and Ash Sholah are the last remaining ISIS-held strong points located at the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway. According to local sources, the rest of the ISIS static defenses is located much closer to the city of Deir Ezzor.
Thus, if government forces liberate Kobajep and Ash Sholah and are able to counter ISIS flanking maneuvers, they will be able to reach the city of Deir Ezzor in the near future.
The ANNA News agency released a video showing government operations aglong the highway to Palmyra: