The army soldiers continued clashes in the Eastern parts of Deir Ezzur city, winning back control of Zamen Battalion Base in the Southwestern parts of the Deir Ezzur airbase and Water Pump 1 region in al-Mari’yeh.
Also, the Syrian military men could retake control of Jazireh University, Tal al-Maqzelah region, university residential blocks, al-Rowad school in Jamiyat al-Rowad region near the town of al-Baqiliyeh in Deir Ezzur as well as several blocks in al-Baqiliyeh.
Meantime, the army’s air and artillery units heavily pounded the ISIL moves and positions in al-Rowad region and the villages of Ayash, al-Janineh, Huwaijeh al-Sukr, al-Mari’yeh and al-Hosseiniyeh in Deir Ezzur, inflicting heavy casualties and damage on the terrorists.
Reports said on Wednesday that the Syrian army had established full control of over 80 square kilometers of Deir Ezzur city.
“Several military convoys have arrived in Deir Ezzur and the Syrian army is getting ready to take back the remaining areas in the city,” a military source disclosed.
The military source reiterated that the army units have liberated over 80 square kilometers, and said, “Only few districts of Deir Ezzur are under ISIL’s control, but they are under the Syrian army’s siege.”
Meantime, the Syrian army said that it intends to maintain security of civilians in Deir Ezzur before advancing further.
“Over 80 ISIL positions in al-Baqilieh, Haribsha, Jabajab and the surrounding areas of Panorama have been destroyed,” the source said, adding that a backup convoy of the ISIL that had been sent to the region was targeted and destroyed by the Syrian army.
Several military vehicles of the ISIL were destroyed and a number of others were confiscated while several terrorists were killed in these clashes, he added.