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Syria: Militants lose ground as Syrian and Russian forces amplify efforts in Deir ez-Zor *GRAPHIC*01:20

Syria: Militants lose ground as Syrian and Russian forces amplify efforts in Deir ez-Zor *GRAPHIC*

Syrian Arab Republic, Deir Ez-Zor
September 6, 2017 at 09:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized a large area formerly occupied by Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters during the ongoing operation to liberate the city of Deir ez-Zor, Wednesday.

Russian Air Forces and Black Sea frigate Admiral Essen fired missiles on positions of the Islamic State and destroyed 12 units of military vehicles, as well as six artillery positions, a command point, communication facilities, arms warehouses and a repair workshop for armoured vehicles near the town of al-Shola, situated along the main road to Deir ez-Zor. According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, about 200 militants were killed.

SAA soldiers continue the liberation operation in all parts of the city, which has been under siege by IS militants for the last three years.

Syria: Militants lose ground as Syrian and Russian forces amplify efforts in Deir ez-Zor *GRAPHIC*01:20
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Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized a large area formerly occupied by Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters during the ongoing operation to liberate the city of Deir ez-Zor, Wednesday.

Russian Air Forces and Black Sea frigate Admiral Essen fired missiles on positions of the Islamic State and destroyed 12 units of military vehicles, as well as six artillery positions, a command point, communication facilities, arms warehouses and a repair workshop for armoured vehicles near the town of al-Shola, situated along the main road to Deir ez-Zor. According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, about 200 militants were killed.

SAA soldiers continue the liberation operation in all parts of the city, which has been under siege by IS militants for the last three years.