The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Syrian Republican Guard (SRG) and other pro-government factions are rapidly advancing against ISIS in the city of Deir Ezzor.
Since Friday, the SAA and the SRG have been conducting a military operation to break the ISIS siege on Deir Ezzor Airport encircled by the terrorists in 2016.
So far, government forces have taken control of the Talat Alloush hill, the Tayyem oil field, the Rubay’at hill and Khaim al-Difa south and southwest of the city as well as the village of Maliha located at the Sukhna-Deir Ezzor highway.
With the recent advances the SAA and the SRG deployed in about 1,000-1,500m from Deir Ezzor Airport, according to pro-government sources.
ISIS has conducted a few of fierce counter-attacks attempting to stop the government forces advance, but failed to achieve this goal. It seems that the ISIS siege will be lifted from the airport soon.
Clashes in the Talat Alloush hill area: