Syria Army Liberates More Areas in Deir Ez-zor
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syria’s army and its allies stepped up their attack on Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists in Deir ez-Zor, recapturing more areas in the eastern province.
On Wednesday, Syrian forces carried out intensive operations against the gathering centers of Daesh terrorists in the western countryside of Deir ez-Zor, making progress on the western axis and establishing control over a number of villages and farms near al-Tabani town, SANA reported.
The report added that the Syrian forces are now busy clearing the regained areas of the land mines and explosives left behind by the militants.
On Monday, Syrian government troops crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir ez-Zor for the first time since they broke a siege on parts of the eastern city earlier this month.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh, currently controlling parts of it.
According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.