The Syrian army broke the siege of Deir ez-Zor
A detachment of the Syrian army and fighters of the allied forces broke through the encirclement of militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in the South-West of Deir ez-Zor and met with the defenders of the city.
About it RIA Novosti said a source close to Hezbollah, whose fighters are involved in fighting on the side of the Syrian military.
“This happened because of breaking through a small corridor and the vanguard from the South-West direction, where there was a meeting with the forces stationed on the territory of the 137th mechanized brigade [army of the RAA] to the West [the outskirts] of the city”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to the source, on the complete lifting of the siege of the city so far, but it can happen in the next few days.
The blockade lasted more than three years. Currently, according to RIA Novosti, the army and the allies are engaged in fierce fighting with militants in 35-40 kilometers South of Deir-ez-Zor. With government troops air support aircraft of the Russian BKC and the Syrian air force.
The Russian defense Ministry has posted on Twitter a video of the missile launches frigate “Admiral Essen” on targets of militants in Deir-ez-Zor.