On September 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies fully secured the strategic Baghiliyah area northwest of Deir Ezzor city after capturing the missiles base, the Hajjanah regiment, the radio transmitter station, the al-Jazeera university, the Saiqa Camp and the arms depots around Baghiliyah, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
Then government forces developed momentum in the direction of Ayyash where they engaged ISIS in an intense fighting using a superiority in the fire power.
The Hezbollah media wing also announced that government troops captured the Nishan oil field, the Nishan gas station and the water pumping station east of Thurdah mount number 3. With this advance Thurdah mountains and the area west of Deir Ezzor Airport was secured and the SAA establish a full control over it.
The SAA also advanced southeast of Deir Ezzor city and captured the Dhamn base and al-Kurum hill. After the latest advance in the southwestern Dier Ezzor countryside, the SAA is now only 35km away from al-Mayadeen city, one of the biggest ISIS strongholds in the Euphrates River Valley.
The SAA could try to cross the Euphrates River, and then eliminate ISIS pocket in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside before launching the final attack on ISIS in al-Mayadin and al-Bukamal cities. The oil fields located on the eastern bank of Euphrates also attract attention of the Syrian military.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense of Russia released videos of the cruise missile strike on headquarters and ammo depots of ISIS near al-Mayadin city.
The NDF media wing has released photos showing government troops at a road to al-Mayadeen located southeast of Deir Ezzor city: