Minutes ago in the Deir Ezzor Governorate’s southwestern countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Tank Division – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) – declared fire control over the Thayyem Oil Fields after a fierce battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) today.
According to military source from the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard, the 137th Artillery Brigade was able to reach the Thayyem Oil Fields earlier today after clearing much of the territory surrounding this imperative site.
The Thayyem Oil Fields are no longer in use; however, it is strategically located near the city of Mohassan, which is the halfway distance between the provincial capital and Mayadeen.
Meanwhile, southwest of the Thayyem Oil Fields, the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Brigade – backed by the Shaytat Tribesmen – are advancing south along the Deir Ezzor-Mayadeen Highway, seizing large swathes of territory from the ISIS terrorists that have inhabited this desert area for 2 years.
Currently, clashes are still ongoing at the northern perimeter of the Thayyem Oil Fields, where ISIS is attempting to cling-on to the last oil well under their control.