In the city of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces, the Republican Guard and the National Defense Forces (NDF) liberated worker district 1, worker district 2, Afri district and the nearby stadium from ISIS terrorists. Government troops also advanced in the districts of al-Hamidiyah and Jbela.
The advance came amid an intense fighting with ISIS. The terrorist group’s media outlet Amaq claimed that pro-government forces lost 35 fighters, two battle tanks and a BMP-1 vehicle.
ISIS is in a very complicated situation in Deir Ezzor city. The terrorist group’s units are encircled from all sides and after the liberation of Saqr Island by the SAA cannot even use the Euphrates River to retreat from the city.