On Monday, the 60th Brigade of the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division supported by the 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division and the National Defense Forces liberated several points along the International Highway en route to the besieged city of Deir El Zor.
These advances place the pro-government forces about 4km off the desert village of Arak which is positioned about midway from the oil rich town of Al-Sukhanah. ISIS finds itself in deeper trouble as the Syrian army endeavors to open multiple fronts against it. We remember that a few days ago the Syrian army entered administrative border of Raqqa province.
According to different reports, ISIS has lost from 50 to 70 militants in the clashes with Syrian troops in the province of Raqqa.