In recent days, government troops have moved quickly, breaking through the three-year blockade of the city and destroying the defense of the terrorist group in this region.

Deir ez-Zor was besieged by ISIS in 2014 and served as the main corridor of supplies for terrorists between Syria and neighboring Iraq.

In the evening on Friday, September 8, the Syrian Arab Army established fire control over the road leading to the military airfield of Deir ez Zor, after fierce fighting with militants in a provincial cemetery.

* “Islamic State” (IS) is a terrorist group that is banned in Russia.