The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) have repelled a large ISIS attack on their positions in the Panorama, Hawaiqah and Rashidiya areas in Deir Ezzor city. ISIS fighters tried to exploit a sandstorm that hit Deir Ezzor city to attack the SAA.
Syrian and Russian Air Force warplanes targeted ISIS positions in the Syriatel Hill, the Panorama, the Al-Makabir, Al-Omal district, the Old Airport, Al-Hweika, Al-Rashidiya and the vicinity of the military airport.
According to local sources, three ISIS ammo depots exploded in Al-Khasarat district in Deir Ezzor, killing and injuring a number of ISIS fighters.
US-led coalition warplanes carried out 12 air strikes on ISIS positions in the Syrian town of Al-Bukamal. It is believed that the US may be planning to land US Special Operations Forces and forces of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.
The possibility will grow as the SAA approaches the road to the Deir Ezzor city besieged by ISIS.