On Sunday, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces reached the 137 Regiment in the western part of Deir Ezzor city, according to pro-government sources.
A 3 years old ISIS siege of the city was broken by the SAA and its allies.
Alleged progress by the SAA:
The SAA has not officially confirmed reaching Deir Ezzor city yet. However, the SAA media department released a video of the SAA last push towards Deir Ezzor. However, the report didn’t specify witch areas had been captured by the SAA.
Meanwhile, pro-government sources reported that civilians and the SAA soldiers in Dier Ezzor city are now celebrating. A video published online showed a vehicle of the SAA announcing to the civilians that ISIS siege has been broken.
Local sources from Deir Ezzor claimed that heavy clashes between the SAA and ISIS are now taking place in all fronts in Deir Ezzor. However, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq didn’t report anything from its side.
Confirmed progress by the SAA:
If the reports about the breaking the siege are confirmed, the SAA next goal will be to liberate the entire city. Right now many parts of Deir Ezzor including strategic areas like the cemetery and the Sakar island are under the ISIS control.