The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have seized the most of Turdah mountain south of the strategic city of Deir Ezzor from the ISIS terrorist group.
The pro-government forces were able to do this depiste ‘accidental’ air strikes of the US-led coalition air power against the Syrian army in the area. The US-led air power’s actions resulted in singificant causalties among the Syrian army: 62 soldiers were killed and about 100 injured. The Pentagon denied that the air strikes were amied on the Syrian army. However, some experts suggest that this was not be a common mistake.
We recall, according to pro-government sources, some 1000 soldiers of the Syrian Republican Guard (an elite formation of the Syrian army) had arrived Deir Ezzor in order to support operations against ISIS in the area prior to the US-led air strikes.