The defeat, which Syrian government forces backed by the Russian space forces have caused factions of the “Islamic state” near the city of Deir ez-Zor, is a devastating, exceeding in its importance and scale of all previous victories over the past three years. This was stated by the Russian defense Ministry, RIA Novosti reported.
“Syrian government troops after applying the Russian VKS massive air strike on the evening of 9 September, broke fierce resistance from ISIL militants in the area located in the South-East of Deir ez-Zor airport and broke through the encirclement of terrorists”, — stated in the message of the defense Department.
Currently, as noted, the government troops under the command of General Hassan Suhel together with the units stationed in the surroundings at the air base, the Syrian military garrison formed extend the corridor between the airport and Deir ez-Zor, conducting successful military actions on the flanks.
September 9, the environment of the air base managed to break through the advanced troops of the elite units of the Syrian army. The number of heights managed to capture, with supporting fire from aircraft and artillery. The result was eliminated several pieces of equipment of the militants.
The city of Deir ez-Zor military airport and two kilometers away was completely surrounded by the terrorists more than three years. At the end of January 2017, the militants succeeded in cutting off the communication between the army soldiers in the city and the airbase. Despite regular terrorist attacks using suicide bombers and car bombs, the garrison of Deir ez-Zor continued to hold the Fort, occasionally counterattacking insurgents.
Grouping “Islamic state” in Russia included in the list of terrorist organizations, participation in activities which result in criminal liability.