The Tiger Forces and their allies have liberated 5 villages and 3 hills from ISIS in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, according to pro-government sources.
Government troops have reportedly liberated the villages of Khutaytah, Abbas, Mazra’at Shamr, Qit’ah, Mujawwadah, the Nusuriyah Mountain and the hills of Bani and Khinzir.
Thus, units of the Tiger Forces and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) outflanked the ISIS-held village of Jalaa – one of the last ISIS strong points in the area.
The SAA and the Tiger Forces are now in only about 12km from reaching their counterparts in the area of al-Bukamal.
Earlier, government troops liberated the villages of Salhiyah, al-Jadleh, Qusur Um Saba, Safsafeh, Ajrama, Wadi al-Worod, Maan Al-Sabkha and al-Shamr al-Layeh as well as the the al-Ward oil field in the same area.
The rapid advance of pro-government forces show that the ISIS defense de-facto collapsed in the Euphrates Valley.