On Sunday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and pro-government Tribal Forces liberated the last part of the Palmyra-Sukhna-Deir Ezzor highway and reached the 137th Brigade base northwest of Deir Ezzor city, according to Hezbollah media wing in Syria. Moreover, the SAA reached the strategic Panorama roundabout and fully captured the Panorama area.
The Al-Sukhnah-Deir Ezzor highway was captured 4 years ago by the al-Nusra Front – now Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) – and the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Later, it was seized by ISIS and controlled by the terrorist group for a long time.
ISIS fighters begin withdrawing from their position inside Deir Ezzor city and around it towards al- Mayadin city in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
Meanwhile, the SAA secured the route to Deir Ezzor Airport and captured the Republican Guards Base and Junaid base.
The Hezbollah media wing in Syria also confirmed that the cemetery area and the factories area in the southwestern part of Deir Ezzor city are now under the full SAA control.
SAA artillery units begin shelling ISIS positions in the southwestern Deir Ezzor countryside. However, for now the SAA will likely focus on recapturing the remaining ISIS-held part of Deir Ezzor city, and then the areas left in northwestern Dier Ezzor countryside.