Syrian government forces, led by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and the Republican Guard, have been clashing with ISIS terrorists in the area near the 137th Brigade Base and near Sholah at the Sukhna-Deir Ezzor highway. The clashes are ongoing amid multiple airstrikes by the Russian Aerospace Forces.
This map shows an alleged military situation in the area:
The goal of the SAA is to establish a constant link between the Tiger Forces and the Republican Guard west of the 137th Brigade Base and to take a full control over the Sukhna-Deir Ezzor highway.
— 24 Resistance Axis (@Syria_Hezb_Iran) 4 September 2017
ISIS has responded with launching multiple attacks against government forces positions inside the city. Separately, the terrorist group has deployed large reinforcements to al-Mayadeen preparing for a large attack in the Deir Ezzor area. ISIS reinforcements have also been sent to the southern entrance of Deir Ezzor.
The only ISIS chance to counter the SAA advance is to bring off a successful battle using prepared fortifications inside and around Deir Ezzor and to conduct multiple raids against SAA supply lines using car bombs and technicals.
Governemnt forces are pushing towards Deir Ezzor: