Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated to Syrian and Russian militaries with a strategic victory over terrorists in the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor and sent a telegram on the issue to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
“Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin has congratulated the command of the Russian military group as well as the command of the Syrian state army with such a strategically important victory over terrorists from the standpoint of Syria’s liberation from the Islamic State[ISIS],” Peskov said according to the Russian state-run news agency TASS. “President Putin sent to Syrian President Assad a telegram, in which he highly evaluated this strategic victory and congratulated the Syrian president with such an important step toward the liberation of Syria from terrorism.“
According to Peskov, a street-to-street fighting is now underway in Deir Ezzor.
Fighters of the Syrian Republican Guard (thedefenders of Deir Ezzor) meet with the Syrian Army advancing from the desert west of the city: