BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) besieged inside the strategic city of Deir Ezzor have started offensive actions against occupying ISIS forces with the apparent objective of retaking the entire area from the terrorist group.

Yesterday, SAA troops clashed heavily with Islamic State militants inside Deir Ezzor city. Russia Today’s Ruptly group has released two minutes of footage showing this engagement.

The firefights seen in the video are said to be part of a series of localized operations inside Deir Ezzor by the SAA aimed at gradually ejecting ISIS terrorists from the city – or at the very least putting additional pressure on them – whilst long-awaited relieving forces push in from southern Raqqa and eastern Homs.

Despite being in a highly unfavorable strategic situation inside Deir Ezzor, the SAA has of late launched a series of successful tactical attacks against occupying ISIS militants inside the city area, taking ground in some cases.

Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share
ALSO READ  ISIS counter-offensive in east Syria fails miserably leading to high losses among jihadist ranks

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.