The Syrian Arab Army continues to make strong gains in the last of two governoratse in Syria where ISIS maintains a palpable presence. With many ISIS fighters fleeing Raqqa and heading south-east to Dier-ez-Zor, the troubled region is rapidly becoming the last stand for the outlawed terrorist organisation ISIS.
“The Islamic State (ISIL) launched a new assault in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate this weekend, targeting the Al-Baghiliyah District in the northern part of the provincial capital.
ISIL began the assault last night when their fighters stormed the Syrian Army’s positions in Al-Baghiliyah.
This assault would result in a series of intense firefights that would last for several hours in northern Deir ez-Zor.
According to a military source in Deir ez-Zor, the Syrian Arab Arab foiled the Islamic State’s assault, killing and wounding over 20 terrorists in the process”.
Ever since the Syrian Arab Army’s victory in Al-Sukhnah, ISIS has been back-peddling in Dier-ez-Zoir, often resorting to ambush style attacks in a last ditch effort to fend off advancing liberating forces of the Syrian Arab Army.
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Duran.