On Wednesday morning in the Deir Ezzor countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade (Republican Guard) and the 137th Artillery Brigade (17th Reserve Division) – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) – continued their military operations along the strategic Deir Ezzor-Mayadeen Highway, capturing more points from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).
The SAA’s 104th Brigade and Shaytat Tribesmen began their assault on Wednesday by advancing south along the Deir Ezzor-Mayadeen Highway towards the imperative city of Mohassan after liberating more of the desert terrain from ISIS’ grasp in western Deir Ezzor.
Mohassan is situated along the highway that links the cities of Deir Ezzor and Mayadeen in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.
Meanwhile, northwest of the 104th Brigade’s positions, the 137th Brigade continued their advance towards the Thayyem Oil Fields, killing several ISIS combatants and destroying a number of their pick-up trucks that were mounted with anti-aircraft machine guns.
Clashes are still ongoing along the highway; however, most of the fighting has dissipated inside the provincial capital and spread to the outskirts, where both ISIS and the Syrian Arab Army are attempting to make advances.
ISIS launched their own assault this morning at the Al-Baghayliyah District in northern Deir Ezzor; this attack has not yielded any gains for the terrorist group, but fighting is still ongoing.