BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:37 P.M.) – Vanguard forces of the Syrian Arab Army have completely encircled ISIS militants in the strategic city of Deir Ezzor after weeks of operations on both sides of the Euphrates River.

According to military sources, the units of the Syrian Arab Army operating on the eastern shore of the Euphrates fully encircled Islamic State militants in the city of Deir Ezzor today after making a number of key advances.

The siege was cemented after elite army troops captured the town of Hatlah Fouqani and parts of Salhiyah including the Halbiyah roundabout. In doing so, Syrian forces cut the last lines of communication used by ISIS to transport troops and supplies into the city across the Euphrates.

With ISIS fighters inside Deir Ezzor no longer able to replenish their ranks and supplies, the upcoming Syrian Army operation to completely expel terrorists from the city has been considerably aided.

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This is excellent development. Hats off to Syrian Army and allies. Now we have a cornered Daesh in Dier Ez-Zorr going to fight to death. This is going to be the most difficult part of the warfare i.e urban warfare. Visibility is next to impossible and no one knows what to expect and where is the enemy. There will be close combat fought with heavy machine guns, Mortars, RPGs, Grenades, and AK 47s and other small arms. Daesh will definitely employ suicide bombers & VBIEDs. Sniping is very dangerous and will be adopted. Heavy weapons are ruled out. Clearing Daesh… Read more »

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Most difficult part?
Remember Aleppo?