The Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division is on a mission to liberate the Thayyem Oil Fields after spending the last 2 months on the defensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.
On Saturday morning, the SAA’s 137th Brigade – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) – continued their siege at the Thayyem Oil Fields in southwest Deir Ezzor, where ISIS only has a small pocket of resistance left after 3 days of fierce clashes.
According to a source at the Deir Ezzor Airport Military, the Syrian Armed Forces are currently pushing towards the final oil wells under the control of the ISIS terrorists.
Despite repeated demands from the Syrian Armed Forces to give-up, the remaining ISIS terrorists at the Thayyem Oil Fields have refused to surrender their weapons and positions.
In the meantime, the Syrian Arab Army’s Engineering Corps has been working diligently to clear the large mine fields and roadside bombs planted by ISIS along the Deir Ezzor-Mayadeen Highway