November 3rd, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– SANA – – translated by Samer Hussein
On Friday, the Syrian Army finally assumed full control over the entire city of Deir Ez Zour, following the elimination of the last ISIS gathering in the city.
“Units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the allied and supporting forces, have accomplished the mission of fully liberating the city of Deir Ez Zour from ISIS terrorists ,” a military source said on Friday.
During the process of final liberation of the city, scores of ISIS terrorists, their prominent leaders including, were killed and their weapons and equipment destroyed.
Military sources affirmed that the army units seized all ISIS ammunition depots left in the city.
Right after assuming full control of the city, the Army’s engineering units began sweeping the streets, roads, squares and buildings in the liberated neighborhoods to remove any land mines or IEDs left over by ISIS terrorists.
The Army’s Deir Ez Zour mission started months ago already. In September, the Syrian Forces managed to lift the 3-year-long siege of Deir Ez Zour city.
The full liberation of the eastern city of Deir Ez Zour is an important step made by the Syrian Army towards the complete destruction of ISIS in Syria and represents a major blow to the terrorist group.
It is, however, no less a devastating blow to the US-led “anti-ISIS” international coalition, which is in fact aiming at prolonging the existence of ISIS in order to further push the anti-Syrian agenda.