On Monday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Regiment of the 17th Reserve Division – in coordination with Shaytat Tribesmen and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – launched a counter-assault on the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) positions at the Al-‘Amal Quarter after three straight days of being on the defensive at the Regiment 137 Base.

In the Al-‘Amal Quarter, the Syrian Armed Forces focused their attention on the strategically positioned Deir Ezzor Juvenile Prison that was used by ISIS as a base and housing facility for their armed combatants.

The Syrian Armed Forces’ assault began around 9:15 A.M. (Damascus Time) on Monday, when they stormed the housing projects around the Deir Ezzor Juvenile Prison inside the Al-‘Amal Quarter, capturing a number of buildings, including the surrounding apartment complexes that overlooks the terrorist group’s base.

Following the capture of the Deir Ezzor Juvenile Prion’s surrounding buildings, the Syrian Armed Forces launched their full-scale assault on the base, pounding the terrorist group with a barrage of mortar shells, gunfire, and rockets in order to weaken ISIS’ defenses.

Nearly encircled and short on supplies, the ISIS combatants had no choice but to withdrawal from the Deir Ezzor Juvenile Prison before the Syrian Armed Forces completely cutoff all of the terrorist group’s escape routes.

By 1:30 P.M., the Syrian Armed Forces had announced that they were in full control of the Deir Ezzor Juvenile Prison after they killed 26 enemy combatants from ISIS and seizing a large cache of assault rifles, mortar shells, ammunition, and et al.

In addition to the fighting at the Al-‘Amal Quarter, the Syrian Armed Forces and ISIS clashed at the Jubeileh, Al-Haweeqah, Al-Husseiniyeh, Sheikh Yassine, Al-Arfa, and Sheikh Yassine Districts of Deir Ezzor City.

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