The Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division imposed full control over Jabal Thardeh on Thursday after foiling the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) offensive the day prior to this mountaintop’s liberation.
ISIS attempted to seize more points across Jabal Thardeh on Wednesday, but their assault was unable to yield any gains against the Syrian Arab Army units protecting this mountaintop.
Following the Islamic State’s failed offensive, the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Brigade launched their own attack on Thursday to cleanse Jabal Thardeh and expel the remaining terrorist combatants.
This counter-attack ultimately proved successful, as the Islamic State military were forced to retreat towards the Tayyim Valley in southwest Deir Ezzor.
Jabal Thardeh is imperative to the Syrian Armed Forces because if they lose control of it, they will no longer be able to safely use the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.