On September 15, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Syrian Republican Guard (SRG), Hezbollah and their allies continued operations against ISIS in the area of Deir Ezzor city.
Troops advanced on Ayash northwest of Deir Ezzor city amid an intense fighting with ISIS units. Some pro-government sources even claimed that the SAA and its allies already entered the village. However, this still has to be confirmed.
Government forces conduct their anti-ISIS operation on the western flank of Deir Ezzor city using their advdantage in free manpower in the area. ISIS units are de-facto encircled in the area between southern Raqqah and western Deir Ezzor that had beeen created as a result of the advance of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Deir Ezzor.
ISIS poses a notable resistance to the advancing government forces but they don’t have enough resources to get a upper hand in this battle.
East of Deir Ezzor, government forces further advanced on al-Martiyah en route to al-Mayyadin city, a key ISIS stronghold located on the road to the Syrian-Iraqi border.
On September 14, the SAA, the SRG and their allies liberated Baghiliyah, the missiles base, the Hajjanah regiment, the radio transmitter station, the al-Jazeera university, the Saiqa Camp, the Nishan oil field, the Nishan gas station and the water pumping station east of Thurdah mount as well as the Dhamn base and the al-Kurum hill.
The Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed over 790 instalations of terrorist groups in Syria over the past week, an official newspaper of the Russian Defense Ministry, Krasnaya Zvezda, reported on Friday.
According to the newspaper, Russian waplanes carried out over 330 sorties while UAVs conducted over 170 reconnaissance flights and found over 520 terrorist facilities.