A fierce fighting between government forces and ISIS terrorists continued in the area of Deir Ezzor city after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces broke the ISIS siege on the strategic city earlier on Tuesday.
Following the success in western Deir Ezzor, government troops focused on clashing with ISIS at the Sukhna-Deir Ezzor road and launched another attempt to re-capture the village Kobajjep from ISIS.
According to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, ISIS members destroyed 5 vehicles belonging to the SAA, including a BMP vehicle, in the area of Kobajjep.
In turn, pro-government sources say that the SAA was able to overrun the ISIS defense in the area and to seize Kobajjep that had been remaining contensted since last weekend.
Earlier reports that Kobajjep was under control of the SAA appeared to be unconfirmed because government forces were not able to secure the village.
Meanwhile, clashes continued in the area between the Kharratah gas fields and the 137th Brigade Base in western Deir Ezzor where the SAA Tiger Forces were attempting to expand the corridor linking Dier Ezzor with the rest of the government-held area. According to Amaq, ISIS members destoryed 3 SAA vehicles equipped with various weapons in the area.
If ISIS is not able to cut off the government-held corridor west of Deir Ezzor soon, the terroirst group will inevitably loose the battle for Deir Ezzor to the SAA.