Syrian Army lifts siege on Deir Ezzor

Syrian Army lifts siege on Deir Ezzor

Syrian state news agency SANA reported that the three-year siege of the city of Deir ez-Zor has been broken due to the Syrian government forces’ operation.

A military source told Sputnik Arabic that the Syrian army with the support of the Russian aviation broke the siege around Deir ez-Zor with the first government tank passing through terrorists’ defense lines after terrorist positions had been shelled.

According to the source, the decision to gain control over the city has been made today. Currently, a Syrian flag has been hoisted over the city.

The Syrian Army was able to break-through the ISIL’s defenses this afternoon after a fierce battle that lasted for several hours.

As a result of this advance, the Syrian Army has lifted the 28 month long siege on the Deir Ezzor Governorate.