BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army continued their advance inside Deir Ezzor City, Friday, liberating several areas in-and-around the provincial capital.
Led by the 4th Mechanized Division and 5th Legion, the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate the large village of Hatla, while also steadily pushing north towards Al-Husseiniyeh.
Hatla village was the scene of a horrible massacre in 2013 that was carried out by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and their jihadist allies.
In addition to liberating Hatla, the Syrian Arab Army seized the Al-Halabiyah Roundabout in the small town of Al-Salahiyah in northern Deir Ezzor.
The Syrian Arab Army is now attempting to expel the remaining Islamic State forces from the northern part of the provincial capital before making their final move on the eastern half of the provincial capital.