BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 A.M.) – Several operatives from the Russian Special Forces are currently deployed across the Deir Ezzor Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar News on Monday evening.
The Russian soldiers are assisting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies in ongoing battle to eliminate the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) from the eastern and central parts of Syria.
While central Syria is all but cleared, the eastern province of Deir Ezzor still possesses a large number of Islamic State terrorists.
Due to the Islamic State’s large presence in Deir Ezzor, the Russian forces have been primarily concentrated in the Euphrates River Valley and vast desert region west of the province.
Below is a video from ANNA News that shows a Russian operative entertaining civilians inside Deir Ezzor City: