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.