Pro-government forces, led by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) 5th Assault Corps, made a rapid advance against ISIS north of Deir Ezzor city.
The SAA and its allies took full control over Hatla al-Sharqiyah village and pushed towards the Siyasiyah bridge on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. If government forces secure the bridge area, they will further tighten the siege on ISIS units in the northern part of Deir Ezzor city.
Controlling the Siyasiyah bridge area, the SAA will be able to cut off a notable part of the supplies to the terrorists inside the city.
At the same time, reports appeared that ISIS is redeploying vehicles and fighters from the frontline against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near al Suwar and al Khajjah northeast of Deir Ezzor city to the frontline against government troops on the eastern and western banks of the Euphrates.