The three-year-long Daesh blockade of Deir ez-Zor has recently been lifted thanks to an operation by the Syrian Army backed by Russian forces.

“The road has been secured. Combat engineers demined a part of the road at the entry to the city,” the source said.

Dozens of mines and other explosives were destroyed by means of special equipment, which widened the road.

Earlier in the day, a convoy with humanitarian aid arrived at the city for the first timeafter the blockade.

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