On Sunday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces captured the Thurdah mountains including the mount 1, the mount 2 and the mount 3 south of Deir Ezzor city, according to Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
The Thurdah mountains are the heights position that overlook Deir Ezzor city and Deir Ezzor Airport.
According to the Hezbollah media wing, Deir Ezzor Airport is now fully secured and will be fully operational again as soon as possible.
ISIS took control of the Thurdah mountains on September 16, 2016 after US-led coalition warplanes conducted airstrikes on SAA positions in the area. The US-led coalition airstrikes killed over 100 SAA soldiers and injured 100 others. Moreover, the airstrikes destroyed almost a half of SAA tanks in Deir Ezzor city.
The US-led coalition claimed back then that the attack was an accident. Moreover, the US-led coalition said that it didn’t recognize the SAA positions because some SAA soldiers were wearing civilian clothes. Warplanes from US, UK, Denmark and Australia participated in the attack.