Syrian War Report – September 6, 2017: Government Forces Take Upper Hand In Battle For Deir Ezzor

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On Wednesday, a fierce fighting between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and ISIS continued in and near Deir Ezzor city.

ISIS made few attempts to cut off a corridor between the city and the government-held area near the 137th Brigade Base and to re-establish a siege on Deir Ezzor. ISIS claimed that it successfully used a SVBIED and caused large casualties to the SAA Tiger Forces. However, the terrorists failed to cut off the corridor.

Republican Guard units, led Gen Issam Zahreddine a commander of the defenders of Deir Ezzor, and SAA Tiger Forces fighters launched a counter-attack aiming to expand the government-held corridor west of Deir Ezzor.

On Tuesday, the Tiger Forces officially broke the ISIS siege on Deir Ezzor, according to the Russian and Syrian defense ministries. The Russian Aerospace Forces and Special Operations Forces actively supported the advance. The Admiral Essen frigate of the Russian Black Sea Fleet even launched Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets near Ash Sholah.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the missile strike killed dozens of terrorists were and destroyed ISIS command posts, a communications center, a facility repairing terrorists’ armored vehicles, arms and ammunition depots.

In a separate statement, the ministry added that government assault groups destroyed over 50 ISIS vehicles belonging during the clashes near Deir Ezzor.

Another government striking force focused on clearing at the Sukhna-Deir Ezzor highway from ISIS. On Tuesday, pro-government sources say that the SAA re-entered the Kobajjep a after repelling few ISIS counter-attacks. However, on Wednesday, the area faced another wave of fierce clashes and appeared to be contested again.

According to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, ISIS members destroyed at least 5 SAA vehicles belonging, including a BMP vehicle, in the area.

If ISIS is not able to cut off the government-held corridor west of Deir Ezzor soon, the terrorist group will inevitably loose the battle for Deir Ezzor to the SAA.

Meanwhile, government forces took advantage of the ongoing battle for Deir Ezzor and opened a front against ISIS near Sukhna. The SAA and its allies advanced in the direction of Sarayim village southeast of the Doubayat gas field.

The liberation of the village will open an opportunity to conduct a larger advance in order to take control over the Doubayat gas field and to secure the southern flank of Sukhna.

Local sources report that ISIS has little resources to counter the SAA advance there because it has re-deployed large forces to Deir Ezzor.

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  • Kell

    Wow great news, it keeps getting better every day.

  • gustavo

    This is the real battle for Syria, and Russia aerospace force is doing well, and the can even doing it better to make a fast a successful victory against terrrorists, and stop the terrorists weapons supply line coming from USA (SDF) area. Syria-Ira-hezbolah-Russia forces must not make any stop until to eliminate all the terrorists.

    • Jens Holm

      The ususual rubbish from under the sleeping carpet of Gustava.

      • Attrition47

        Loooooser!

      • Boris Kazlov

        only retards believe Jewish propaganda, go post on the NATO website Stoltenberg, more appropriate and effective for you, you will be in company of the lunatic asylum there.

  • Jan Tjarks

    Heavy clashes? Yes. Decisive clashes? No, the decision and outcome is already clear, the only difference will be the death toll. Hopefully not to many people have to die for this.

    So far, good job SAA.

    Already a convoy with 1000 tons of humanitarian goods are made ready to get to Deir Ezzor. Assad already had learned this lesson at the beginning of the war, when he did the very same. It showed who cared for the people, the foreign mercenaries never did.

  • Carol Binkley

    I figure President Assad’s forces will be getting there before IS.

    • Boris Kazlov

      At least this one you got right

      • Carol Binkley

        Don’t argue with me, Boris Karlov. Not my problem, nor my fault, that you don’t know as much as I do.

  • Lupus

    its far from over yet. But its clear the world is witnessing the downfall of jihad scum so called caliphate and the extermination of thousands of rats and bugs due to the heroic SAA and brave allies who stood up against the proxie evil thugs send by SA, Israel and the West

    • Jens Holm

      The usual: None in the whole middle east is to blame apart from Jews. All those little cute arabs sitting on their hands peacefull served tea by their female slave wifes bought as catle long before they knew about and was sold for money and goats.

      And if they didnt, they would be shot by Assad.

      • Attrition47

        Looooooser!

        • Bill Wilson

          Fuck Assad and the rest of those losers keeping his dumbass in power.

      • Boris Kazlov

        Stoltenberg posting pro-terrorist garbage again. Murican scum don’t like to see victory in by Syria-Russia-Iran.

  • John

    Yes, it is but a matter of time before ISIS is obliterated. They might have a punch or two left–weak ones–like a boxer on his last legs but it is clear who the champions are. Well done, men of Syria– Well done, men of Russia, of Hezbullah. You fought a great fight and triumphed over the evil west, the baby killers, cowardly Israel, and the Saudi mice

    • Bill Wilson

      LOL! Took the Sissy Arab Army long enough to get there!

      • PZIVJ

        Your Daesh dirt bags are being destroyed Mr Bill,
        Perhaps you should retreat back into your bottle:
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2cac8ac78f6523a1d0ce8e0c28d8bacd8390577de4aecdd068a6a21cf33ab329.jpg

        • Jan Tjarks

          It is always sad to see when people are degrading themselves like Bill does. But well, everyone has to chose for himself how the people around will recognize someone.

          As such, Bill has chosen to represent the village idiot, something we have to accept, no matter how much he humiliates himself with this.

          We cannot expect everyone to be knowledgeable and smart. There have to be the dumb too, who serve as an example of who you never want to become.

      • Boris Kazlov

        Your LGBTQ ladies are busy fucking each other