BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful counter-attack last night in order to recapture several points from the Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.
Led by the Qassem Group of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army managed to clear several points that were initially seized by the Islamic State militants near the Deir Ezzor Airport, cemetery, and Al-Assad Hospital on Sunday morning.
As a result of their counter-attack, the Syrian Arab Army was able to reopen their integral supply route to the Deir Ezzor Airport, while also restoring the points they lost north of this imperative military installation.
However, the battle is far from over; especially given that the Islamic State reportedly sent more reinforcements to this front in order to intensify their large-scale assault against the Syrian Arab Army.
Despite the Islamic State’s superior numbers, the Syrian Arab Army is not alone in this fight, thanks in large-part to their Russian allies that are carrying out sorties over Deir Ezzor.
The Russian Air Force has reportedly carried out more than 40 airstrikes over Deir Ezzor in the last 8 hours, with most of these attacks targeting the Islamic State’s positions at the Thardeh Mountains.