The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have reported the town of Kobajjep from ISIS terrorists at the Sukhna-Deir Ezzor highway, according to pro-government sources. At the same time, an intense fighting continued in the area of Sholah and between the Kharratah fields and the 137th Brigade area.
Earlier reports appeared that the SAA and its allies lifted the ISIS siege from Deir Ezzor reaching the 137th Brigade base. Despite this, the area between the governemtn-held fields and Republican Guard positions in western Deir Ezzor remain contested.
Russian attack helicopters provide a close air support to the advancing government forces.
ISIS had deployed large reinforcements to the southern entrance to Deir Ezzor and launched multiple attacks against goverment forces near and inside the city.
The situation remains tense at multiple frontlines. However, it becomes more and more clear that the terrorists will not be able to take an upper hand in this battle.
An alleged military situation in the area of Deir Ezzor: