The recent liberation of Palmyra (Tadmur) by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has applied intense pressure on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists in eastern Syria, forcing them to consolidate their positions in preparation for a large-scale assault by the government forces.

However, ISIL does not appear to be backing down anytime soon; instead, they have recently amassed a large force of fighters inside the Deir Ezzor Governorate after losing a significant portion of the Homs Governorate over the last two weeks.

According to a military source at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, the Russian Air Force conducted a number of reconnaissance missions over Deir Ezzor, capturing images of ISIL’s  movements around this aforementioned province in eastern Syria.

Despite ISIL’s large loss of life during the Syrian government’s offensive in Palmyra, they were able to retain a significant amount of fighters before the city fell; this was an important thing to do in order for them to continue their war against the Syrian Army.

On-the-other-hand, the Syrian Arab Army inside Deir Ezzor will have to forestall the terrorist group’s advance in order to provide ample time for their allies in Palmyra to lift the siege on the city.

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Luis Llo Glez
Luis Llo Glez
2016-03-28 17:15

Daesh is going to try to take Republican Guard positions in Deir Ezzor before Tiger forces break the siege. It’s the last chance for Daesh to survive: if they fail, and the heroic troops inside Deir Ezzor army base can resist till the siege is broken, SAA will take the rest of the city within days and then will march over Raqqa with a 10,000 plus army …

Political Vel Craft
Political Vel Craft
2016-03-28 16:40
Luis Llo Glez
Luis Llo Glez
2016-03-28 17:58

SAA and Rusia must increase air support over Deir Ezzor, because Daesh is going to throw everything they have over the city: expect even chemical weapons.
Assad and the rusians must negotiate with the kurdish and SDF forces located near Deir Ezzor for they support: if the kurds occupy the eastern margins of the Euphrates, Daesh will be surrounded in the outskirts of the city and wont be able to launch a grand scale offensive without expossing themselves to air bombardments…

Sal Reugen
Sal Reugen
2016-03-28 19:27

Calling Air Support!!! these monsters must be stopped! Obama’s Coalition is not going to do it.

Wow_ThatsLame
Wow_ThatsLame
2016-03-29 00:14

Lots of child soldiers there.

Rosa gallica
Rosa gallica
2016-03-28 19:45

@Syria_Protector Some of those fighters are little kids. Shame!

- jk -
- jk -
2016-03-28 19:36

@Syria_Protector Cannon fodder if I ever saw it.

Biye
Biye
2016-03-28 20:35

@Syria_Protector множество флагов/знамен в одном месте – признак слабости. Исключение – Парад Победы на Красной площади

Saša Mavrak
Saša Mavrak
2016-03-28 21:00

#IS is shrinking and it’s not a brainer.You can swallow as much as you can..too much is not a good idea.Ups and downs come&go