BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:35 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) launched another massive assault on the Deir Ezzor Governorate this weekend, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses in-and-around the provincial capital of this desert province in eastern Syria.

ISIS began the second phase of their assault last night, when a large force of terrorists stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the Damascus-Deir Ezzor Highway, Tal Brouk, Panorama Roundabout, and Thardeh Valley.

The terrorist group’s attack resulted in the capture of several points near the Panorama Roundabout and Deir Ezzor Cemetery, along with a big advance on the military airport.

According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the Islamic State managed to cutoff the Syrian Arab Army’s main supply road to the military airport, forcing the Syrian and Russian air forces to enter the battle in order to forestall the terrorist group.

The military source added that Russian and Syrian jets are launching nonstop airstrikes at the moment, as the Syrian Arab Army attempts to recapture the territory they lost to the Islamic State last night.

ISIS is attempting to weaken the Syrian Arab Army in Deir Ezzor so that they can free-up their forces to send to more pressing fronts like east Aleppo and Al-Anbar in Iraq.

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Gordon Paterson
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2017-01-15 08:15

How can ISIS be strong enough to force the SAA to retreat after the US has been patting itself on their back’s as doing more to destroy ISIS than Russia has been after 3 years of bombing Syria’s infrastructure but not the oil fields? Yeah right..

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux
2017-01-15 08:50

Maybe the US aren’t so bombing IS : Obongo’s into containment of them, not destruction, Kerry even said they let them do their s**t to force Assad to suck their d… errrr negotiate… They ended with the contrary reaction : he called Iranians and Russians for help 😉

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Gordon Paterson
2017-01-15 08:59
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Sometimes I think a 2 year old can see through US lies yet majority of Americans believe every word that comes out their lying mouths thanks to their mass Media that never question the lies.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-01-15 09:20

Well, more simple : they only focus on domestic politics and don’t give a s**t about the rest of the world as long there aren’t issues for ’em…
“Fall mountains but no fall on me”-Jimi Hendrix

Dyke Davis
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Dyke Davis
2017-01-15 10:48

If, that statement held any truth about the gullible American public we would be now, at full deployment in Syria, Ukraine would be sending Nazi-death squads into certain death on the borders with Russia, NATO would gearing up for a global nuclear winter against Russia and the American People would digging atomic blast shelters for the soon-to-be-nuclear holocaust triggered by now incoming , President Elect Hillary Clinton.
You, conveniently forget we are very complex and diverse population with a rich history of internationalism vs the dictatorship of most beat down global populations.

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Sy Gunson
2017-01-15 09:15

Those brave men who have fallen in defence of Deir Ezzor shall not have died in vain, ISIS will be beaten back and osfallen heroes shall be avenged.

Nestor Arapa
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Nestor Arapa
2017-01-15 20:37

Muchas veces el gobierno Sirio permite dar tregua a los terroristas y las consecuencias son estas, la practica demuestra que no debe dar tregua, no dejar que se reorganicen los terroristas, el bombardeo debe ser intenso y la iniciativa lo debe tomar el ejercito Sirio. Otro es cortar suministros en las fronteras, se sabe que siguen ingresando armas desde Turquía para ISIS y los supuestos moderados son terroristas de Erdogan.