Syria Army Retakes Major Town in Deir Ez-Zor
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syria’s army and its allies managed to establish control over a major town in Deir ez-Zor after inflicting losses on Daesh (ISIL) militants in the eastern province.
A military source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the army units recaptured Maratt al-Fouqa town located in the east of the Euphrates River, tightening their noose around Daesh terrorists in al-Mayadeen city, SANA news agency reported.
The Syrian forces also established control over large parts of al-Hattla al-Tahtani village and continued to make advances toward the area of al-Siayasia Bridge in the eastern side of the Euphrates after fierce clashes with the terrorists, the source added.
Syria’s warplanes and artillery command unit pounded the militants’ positions in the areas of al-Mohasan, al-Jneina, al-Husseinia, al-Hossan, al-Bouleil, al-Bouomar, Hweijet Saqer, al-Reshdia, al-Hweiqa, al-Hamidia, al-Aridi, al-Erfi, and al-Ummal, al-Sheikh Yassin, Kannamat, Khasarat and al-Siyasia Bridge.
The latest developments came after the troops early on Saturday reached al-Mayadeen after liberating Qala’at al-Rahbah.
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.