The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies resumed their advance in the cemetery area and towards the Republican Guard Brigade Military Base in the southern part of the city of Deir Ezzor.
Following intense clashes with ISIS militants, the SAA took control of the electricity company in the southern part of the city. Thus, they are now close to breaking the siege of ISIS on the Deir Ezzor military airport.
From its side, ISIS launched a violent attack on SAA positions in the districts of Rasafa and Hrabesh in Deir Ezzor and bombed civilians in еру Al-Qusour district using armed drones killing a child and injuring several civilians.
Separately, the Syrian and Russian air forces targeted ISIS positions in the districts of Al-Sina’a and Al-Omal, as well as an ISIS gathering in the vicinity of Mas’ab ibn Umair Mosque in the Al-Hamidiya district of Deir Ezzor. Syrian warplanes also destroyed an ISIS position in Al-Husseiniya village.
The Syrian Air Force helicopters continued transporting ammunition and fighters to reinforce the SAA troops deployed at the Deir Ezzor military airport.
Opposition sources also reported about a redeployment of the large number of ISIS militants to Deir Ezzor. This move is likely a preparation for a large operation against the SAA in the city. This move followed reports that the Syrian military is deplyoing elite Tiger Forces fighters to the area of Palmyra ahead of a long-expected push in the direction of Deir Ezzor.