Syrian Army Deploys Additional Forces In Deir Ezzor Airport

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Syrian Army Deploys Additional Forces In Deir Ezzor Airport

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is currently deploying additional forces to the Deir Ezzor Airport besieged by ISIS terrorists. Loyalist sources published pictures showing the relocation of dozens of soldiers to the airbase. Several sources talked about a noticeable increase in Russian and Syrian supply drops across the city of Deir Ezzor and its airport.

The efforts aimed at increasing a manpower of government forces involved in the battle of Deir Ezzor indicate that the Syrian military could seek to launch an offensive in order to re-establish control over the Deir Ezzor areas lost to ISIS last year.

Meanwhile, ISIS mobilized many fighters in western Deir Ezzor following the US Special Forces operation in the Hummat al-Tabny area. ISIS fighters set up several checkpoints and deployed armored vehicles armed with anti-aircraft guns.

Syrian Army Deploys Additional Forces In Deir Ezzor Airport

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the formation of a new faction named “Fursan al-Jazira” meaning “The Knights of the Island” in the village of Al-Zaidi that is located in Deir Ezzor’s countryside. The newly-formed faction is expected to participate in the expected SDF offensive on Deir Ezzor.

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  • Ronald

    Thank Goodness , Assad has his eyes open , Godspeed SAA .

  • PZIVJ1943

    Good news for Deir Ezzor!
    Airdrops increase in men and material while Daesh grows weaker.
    IMOA The airbase will be linked up very soon.

    • dutchnational

      Linked up to? Another small piece of besieged DeZ?

      Will that mean they can use the airport? As far as I can see the airport remains unusable because of mortar fire risking to destroy planes on the ground.

      The food situations for civilians deteriorates, heavy equipment losses cannot be replaced, the added manpower will only be a (partial) replacement for earlier and continuing losses.

      Soon IS will have to make a choice between attacking DeZ or counterattacking around Raqqah. Their smart move would be to keep just holding forces around Raqqah and pour everything into overwhelming DeZ and as soon as that is done, to shift those forces back towards Raqqah, reinforced with IS forces from the occupied DeZ.

      • PZIVJ1943

        Although you would like to see Deir Ezzor fall. It will not.
        It seems that you are a cheerleader for Daesh.

        • dutchnational

          I would not like to see DeZ fall. That does not blind me to ineffectual measures of a government that in effect abandoned the civilians there.

          To react to that with cheap and unfounded acusations only indicates that I am right, otherwise you would have given a factual response.

  • Attrition47

    It’s a good sign that the Syrians are going to contest US control of the east of the country. The western diversions were intended to prevent this.

  • Tristan

    Take a firm stand! Guess still not enough for a real counter attack!