While the ISIS defense is collapsing in the Palmyra countryside and in southern Raqqah, the terrorist group’s members have continued atempts to put an additional pressure on government forces, led by the Republican Guard, in the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.
ISIS attacked the city from the northwestern and northern directions and shelled military facilities controlled by the Republican Guard. The terrorists made no gains in the area.
Meanwhile, the Republican Guard conducted a series of attacks against ISIS in the cemetery area allegedly inflicting some casualties to ISIS forward units. However, government forces were also not able to achieve notable success.
The situation in the city remains tense, but the moment when the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies will be able to lift the ISIS siege from Deir Ezzor are becoming closer every day. This is why ISIS desperately attempts to seize the government-held area there prior to forward SAA units reach the city.