Government forces have been continuing attempts to repel a major-scale ISIS offensive in the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.
After failing to take control the Al-Assad Hospital, ISIS changed the direction of attack and achieved a success. ISIS terrorists have seized the al-Maqabis production area and cut off the supply route to the government-held airbase in the city.
Pro-ISIS sources have also claimed that the terrorist group had seized Jiraiya and encircled the Deir Ezzor Airbase. If true, this will put government forces in the area in a difficult situation.
So far, the Syrian Air Force has delivered over 40 airstrikes against ISIS targets in Deir Ezzor. However, it was not enough to stop the terrorist offensive in the area.
A pro-ISIS map shows that the Deir Ezzor Airbase is encircled: