The Syrian army broke the blockade of the air base in Deir ezzor. On Saturday, September 9, according to SANA.
The environment of the air base managed to break through the advanced troops of the elite units of the Syrian army under the command of generals of Zahreddine and Suhela. 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 of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) and their defenses.
According to RIA Novosti, the fighting along the perimeter of the air base are continuing.
On 5 September it became known that the Syrian army broke the siege of Deir ez-Zor. For three years the city was completely surrounded by the terrorists. Despite the regular attacks of insurgents using suicide and car bombs, the garrison of Deir ez-Zor kept the defense, occasionally counterattacking terrorists. Supply the city’s defenders and civilian population were carried out through an air corridor.