BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has launched a massive offensive in the countryside of the
Deir Ezzor Governorate, today, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the key town of Al-Mayadeen.
ISIS launched this new offensive in order to take advantage of the large dust storm that is sweeping through eastern Syria at the moment.
No gains have been reported.
According to a military report from this front, ISIS began today’s assault by detonating a car bomb in the southwestern countryside of Al-Mayadeen; this would result in a series of intense clashes that are still ongoing.
Tonight’s attack by ISIS is considered their largest assault against the Syrian Army since their brief counter-offensive after losing Al-Sukhnah.