The Syrian army has reportedly recaptured the strategic Harabesh Mountain (Jabal Harabesh) in the city of Deir Ezzor, besieging ISIS units in the workers housing area which separates the government-held pocket and the Deir Ezzor Airport.
If the army seizes control over Jabal (mountain) al-Amal, it will have a fire control over the supply road to the Deir Ezzor airport. This could become a turning point in repelling the ongoing ISIS offensive operation inside the city.
Clashes are also ongoing in the area of the cemetery where government troops have launched an advance against ISIS terrorists, according to pro-government sources.
Earlier today, the army repelled an ISIS attack on the Panorama Checkpoint, inflicting major casualties to the terrorist group. Abu Yousef, a top member of ISIS, was reportedly killed during the clashes.