On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies expanded a corridor to the 137th Brigade Base and captured 10km-wide area around the road from ISIS, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria. The media added that the SAA fully secured the road after it captured all the heights on the both sides of it.
The SAA also advanced from al-Sunuf hill north of Deir Ezzor city towards the Aaiash area and captured the Raqqa bridge and a gas station in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside.
The SAA is entering Deir Ezzor city:
Russian and Syrian warplanes conducted dozens of airstrikes on ISIS positions in Deir Ezzor city in order to support the SAA advance, according to pro-government sources. The SAA media department released a video of Russian and Syrian airstrike on ISIS vehicles around Deir Ezzor city.
In a related development, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) announced that 7 civilians were killed and 29 others were injured in a mortar attack of ISIS on Harabesh district in the southern part of Deir Ezzor city.
Meanwhile, more Liwa al-Quds units deployed to Deir Ezzor in order to combat ISIS terrorists in its countryisde.
Meanwhile, the Hezbollah media wing in Syria announced that 40 trucks carrying humanitarian aid entered Deir Ezzor city on Thursday. More trucks will be able to enter Deir Ezzor city once the SAA recaptures al-Shula village on the al-Sukhnah-Deir Ezzor highway.