On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured al-Hissan village on the eastern bank of Euphrates river in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to pro-government sources.
Meanwhile, Syrian oppositions sources claimed that ISIS recaptured Kusham village in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside from the SAA. The sources added that the SAA shelled the positions of ISIS in Sheheel, Hawayej, Zaiban and Swedan Jazira villages south of Kusham after losing Kusham.
From its side, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that its fighters captured Sufirah al-Fawqaniyah, Sufira al-Tahtaniyah and Shuqrah villages on the eastern bank of Euphrates river in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside.
Thus, the SDF and the SAA recaptured all ISIS positions in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside.
Also on Saturday, pro-government activists claimed that the Tiger Forces redeployed its units from Mayadin city in the southwestern Deir Ezzor countryside to Saqr Island northeast of Deir Ezzor city. The activists claimed the Tiger Forces will launch a military operation to capture Saqr Island soon.
These claims are still not confirmed by any official sources. However, if it is confirmed, such move might give ISIS another opportunity to attack the SAA in Mayadin city, and would give the SDF a good chance to reach the strategic Omar oil fields before the SAA.