With ISIS splitting the government held areas of Deir Ezzor in two, the pro-government forces has now begun its counterattack against the terrorist group.
The first stage of the counterattack involves the Syrian and Russian air forces pulverizing ISIS positions before the ground troops storm the weakened positions. Because of this strategy, no gains has been made as the Syrian Army has not begun their offensive.
An inside source with direct contact to Major General Issam Zahreddine has quoted him as saying that the morale of the soldiers is extremely high despite some of the setbacks faced earlier in the day.
Zahredinne then went onto say that the air forces are doing a great job and that the Syrian Army will win this battle against ISIS.
The Syrian Army will be looking to quickly end the siege on the air base or the city will face a humanitarian disaster as most of the food and supplies that reach civilians in Deir Ezzor are delivered to the airbase.
Meanwhile, the Director of Health in Deir Ezzor has said that in the last few days he has seen only 25 killed Syrian Army killed and a further 45 injured show up at Assad Hospital. This contradicts the exaggerated ISIS claims.