The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Sleuth Journal
Syrian and allied forces, greatly aided by Russian aerial operations, broke ISIS’ three-year siege of Deir Ezzor governorate, an important achievement toward liberating the area entirely.
Russian warplanes killed ISIS’ emir and minister of war in the city with powerful bunker busting bombs.
ISIS’ siege of Deir Ezzor’s military airport was broken, located two km east of the city. Western Deir Ezzor’s Panorama area was liberated, ISIS’ front lines overrun.
Syrian forces regained full control over the strategic Sukhnah-Deir Ezzor highway, opening another route to the governorate’s capital. The area’s Teym oilfield was retaken. So were Tal Rubiyat and Khim Defaa, high ground on Deir Ezzor’s outskirts.
Government and allied forces continue advancing toward routing ISIS’ last stronghold in the country decisively.
Russia’s Defense Ministry issued the following statement:
“Syrian government troops, with the support of the Russian Air Force, achievedpost was originally published on this site