On October 14 evening, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq released few statements claiming that ISIS members have counter-attacked against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in few points, including Qalat Rahbah, in Mayadin city. However, the terrorist group was not able to provide any photos and videos confirming these claims.
“The Syrian government troops have completed the operation to destroy Daesh militants in the town of al-Mayadeen. Assault units of the Syrian army broke the fierce resistance of terrorists in the central and southern districts and completely liberated the city,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said. “Over the past week, the most efficient reserve forces of Daesh [ISIS] from Iraq have been moved there. Therefore, the defeat of terrorists in Mayadeen created necessary conditions for the development of the Syrian troops’ tactical success.”
Separately, the SAA further advanced against ISIS north of Deir Ezzor city aiming to fully encircle ISIS units in its northern part.