The Syrian Army is preparing for a large-scale offensive against the Islamic State terrorist group in Deir ez-Zor.
According to last reports, Syrian troops, deployed in Deir ez-Zor, have been reinforced by fresh forces and advanced military hardware, as they are preparing for a large-scale offensive on positions of terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) group in order to recapture lands in the region, which are currently under control of the terrorist group.
Reportedly, in recent weeks, a large number of military equipment arrived to the Deir ez-Zor military airport from Qamishli, located in northeastern Syria, in order to boost combat capabilities of the Syrian Army and allow it to launch the operation against the IS in the region.
According to the al-Hadath TV-channel, experienced commanders of the Syrian Armed Forces also were dispatched to Deir ez-Zor. They will head the offensive against the terrorist group in the region, which should be started in coming days.
In late January, it was reported that a large number of Syrian troops and the popular forces were transported to Deir ez-Zor by the Syrian Air Force in order to reinforce army’s units, which already were deployed in the region. The reinforcement was dispatched to the Qamishli airport by the Russian-made IL-76 planes and then to Deir ez-Zor city by the MI-17 helicopters. At that time, it was reported that several hundreds of Syrian soldiers should arrive in the province in the near future and join Syrian troops, fighting against the IS in the region.