ISIS terrorists have intensified operations against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the area of the city of Deir Ezzor.
According to local sources, ISIS units operating in the area received additional reinforcements, including artillery pieces and military equipment. This allowed them to captured the Panorama roundabout south of Deir Ezzor.
The goal of this move is to further isolate the government-held 137th regiment military base south of the city. The ISIS leadership beleives that it may allow terrorists to capture this strategic government defense site in the area.
If th 137th regimen military base falls into hands of ISIS, this may lead to a collapse of government forces defenses in a large part of Deir Ezzor.