The promotion of the Syrian military in Deir ez-Zor was complicated because of Sakr island, where the militants of the “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) has created a lot of fortifications. It is reported by Telegram-channel 4 Directorate involved in the review of the activities of terrorists.
With the defensive structures can’t handle even the artillery and aviation, the authors of the channel. In addition, the sweep of the island from jihadists are preventing it laid mines and bombs.
The operation to liberate Deir-ez-Zor is for the Syrian army hard, adds the Directorate 4. So, after the capture of the industrial area of the city which the militants have controlled several years, the military have to fight in dense developments, representing the monolithic fortified with plenty of underground shelters and passages that serve for transportation of weapons, ammunition and manpower.
The siege of Deir ez-Zor, which lasted more than three years, were removed in early September. Since then, the Syrian army and allied forces are cleansing the city from terrorists.