ISIS terrorists are pulling their strongest units to the province of Deir Ezzor preparing for the last stand against the Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces. ISIS is going to defend their area near the city of Deir Ezzor as government forces push to lift the ISIS siege from it.
“Syrian government forces supported by Russian Aerospace forces are swiftly pushing from three directions towards Deir Ezzor at the moment. The foothold around the city is the last stronghold of terrorists on Syrian soil,” General Sergey Rudskoy, spokesman for the Russian General Staff, said on Monday during a press briefing in Moscow. “The remaining forces are heading there. According to our data, militants from Mosul moved there and the most battle-ready units from Raqqa,” Rudskoy stated.
He also said that despite the withdrawal of the major part of ISIS forces from Raqqa, the “so-called Syrian Democratic Forces, supported by the US and allies” are still unable to capture it after a three-month siege.
Rudskoy added that the recently encircled ISIS-held town of Uqayrabat will likely be liberated in the near future. The Russian general emphasized the role of Syrian General Suheil al-Hassan and the Syrian Arab Army Tiger Forces as well as the Russian Aerospace Forces in the succes in central Syria.