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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After 3 days of assigning the Brigadier Suhail Al-Hassan to lead their operations…the regime forces achieve advancement in a neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the violent fighting is still continuing between the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in Deir Ezzor city, where the “Islamic State” organization controls less than 8% of its area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the regime forces managed to achieve advancement in al-Sena’aa neighborhood, where they took the control of parts of the neighborhood, which minimized ISIS scope of control in the area, while the clashes are still continuing between the both parties in Al-Ommal neighborhood, Hawija Sakr and al-Sena’aa neighborhood, amid the continuation of shelling the area by the regime forces as well as the raids by the warplanes, and information about confirmed casualties as a result of the bombardment and the clashes.

And the regime forces managed in the 17th of October 2017, to achieve further advancement inside Deir Ezzor city, and they controlled the neighborhoods of Al-Kanamat, Al-Khasarat, Old airport, half of Hawija Katea, with a cover of heavy and violent shelling, while the regime forces are continuing their attack on other areas after the last control, in which the regime forces approach to end the presence of the organization from Deir Ezzor city after they imposed a full siege on the controlled areas of ISIS in the city from the four sides, and with this advancement, the regime forces minimized ISIS scope of control, in Deir Ezzor city, and  they control 92.3% of the total area of Deir Ezzor city.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 22nd of October 2017, that the regime forces assigned Brigadier Suhail Al-Hassan, known as the “Tiger”, who leads the military operations in the province of Deir Ezzor, to completely control the whole city of Deir Ezzor, which the regime forces reduced the areas controlled by ISIS.

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