The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Syrian government forces are advancing on the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor from three directions.
“Currently, the Syrian government forces are rapidly unfolding an offensive on Deir ez-Zor from three directions with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces,” Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy, the chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operational Directorate, said.
“The foothold around this city [Deir ez-Zor] is the last major stronghold of the terrorists on Syrian soil. The remaining [terrorist] forces have been transferred there. According to our information, militants from Mosul and a large part of the most combat-capable Daesh units have been deployed to this area from Raqqa, which are the units of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces supported by the US and its allies that could not be brought under control for three months,” Rudskoy said.
The Russian Aerospace Forces have boosted their operations in the region to help the Syrian army’ anti-terrorist campaign.
According to the Russian general, the liberation of Deir ez-Zor area besieged by Daesh terrorists would result in the terrorist group’s main forces’ defeat.
“With Deir-ez-Zor’s deblocking, the main forces of the most odious terrorist groups [Daesh], which aims to create the so-called ‘caliphate’, would be defeated.”
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