المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces control the largest neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city and besiege ISIS in hundreds of meters remained under its control

Deir Ezzor province – the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:: the SOHR learned that the regime forces are still advancing the city of Deir Ezzor, backed by their allied militiamen of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities, where the SOHR monitored that they were able to achieve strategic advancement and control the neighborhood of Hamdiya, which is the largest neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city, of which the regime managed to control parts on the 29th of October 2017.

The regime forces managed to achieve thus advancement with a cover of violent and heavy shelling on areas controlled by ISIS and its positions and locations, where the warplanes targeted the city by tens of airstrikes in conjunction with shelling of tens of shells and missiles, and with this advancement, the regime forces have besieged ISIS in the neighborhoods of Al-Aradi and Shiekh Yassin and parts of the neighborhood of Al-Hawiqa, and if the regime forces managed to advance through their attacks, they would end the presence of ISIS within hours or upcoming days.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published today morning the 2nd of November that it learned that the regime forces managed to increase their scope of control and imposed their control over more than 95% of Deir Ezzor area, while ISIS scope of control has been minimized to less than 5%, and the organization massed in Sheikh Yasin and Al-Ardi neighborhoods and large parts of Al-Hwiqa neighborhood, and if the regime forces managed to achieve further advancement, then they manage to end the presence of the organization and impose full control over Deir Ezzor city.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from a number of reliable sources, that the “Islamic State” organization turned to secure a withdrawal out of Deir Ezzor city, after the ability of the organization to regain the control of the areas it lost decreased, within the military operation which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that its pace increased, after the Brigadier in the regime forces, Suhail Al-Hassan, known as the “Tiger”, was assigned to lead the military operations of ending the presence of the organization in Deir Ezzor city, in which the violent clashes since the 22nd of October 2017, resulted in recovering Hawija Sakr and the neighborhoods of Old airport, Al-Ommal, Al-Orfi, Al-Kanamat, Al-Khasarat, Al-Jabilah and parts of Al-Hamidiyah neighborhood by the organization, until the regime forces came and took the control of an area reached more than 95% of the total area of Deir Ezzor, in which 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.

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