BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been advancing through several kilometers of desert terrain recently, placing them in prime position to reach the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor by the end of September.
As a result of this massive advance by the government forces, the Islamic State has been forced to abandon several areas along the Sukhnah-Deir Ezzor Highway.
According to a government source, a large number of Islamic State terrorists have been moved from the Syrian Desert to western Deir Ezzor countryside in anticipation for the Syrian Arab Army’s eventual attack to lift the siege on the provincial capital.
With thousands of ISIL militants in-and-around the town of Al-Shoula and Panorama area of western Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Army will have to prepare for heavy resistance from the terrorist forces who already have their backs against the wall in the province.
If the Syrian Army manages to lift the siege on Deir Ezzor City, they will have to prepare for arguably the largest and most violent battle with the Islamic State forces in this six year long conflict.