The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces, the Syrian Republican Guard (SRG), Hezbollah, Liwa al-Quds and other pro-government factions are preparing for a final push to liberate the remaining ISIS-held neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor city.
Earlier today, the SAA, the SRG and their allies took a full control over the entire Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway, the strategic Thurdah Mountains and the nearby areas securing the entire southern part of the city.
Following this success, government troops repelled few ISIS counter-attacks near the Thayyem oil field and west of Baghiliyah village. According to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, ISIS members destroyed a battle tank and an armoured vehicle of the SAA with anti-tank guided missiles near the Thayyem oil field.
These advances allowed the SAA, the SRG, Hezbollah and Liwa al-Quds to create conditions for a wider anti-ISIS operation inside Deir Ezzor city. According to local sources, government forces are going to liberate the entire Deir Ezzor city before they cross the Euphrates River.
However, some chance remains that the SAA and its allies will be pushed to corss the Euphrates River in order to block further advances of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Deir Ezzor countryside.