Syrian government forces, assisted by the Russian military, have been expanding control over the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in the area of Deir Ezzor city.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) liberated Nashad village located north of Mazlum, on the road heading towards the border with Iraq. However, ISIS terrorists continued attacks against the SAA and the NDF in the area. The most fiercest clashes were reported near Khusham.
Meanwhile, the Russian military established a 200-m long temprary bridge through the Euphrates River. The bridge allows to transfer cars, armoured vehicles and battle tanks from the western to the eastern bank and will play an important role in further government operations against ISIS east of Deir Ezzor.