The regime forces and militiamen loyal to them led by Suhail al-Hassan and Russian air cover completely control Deir Ezzor city
Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities; and under the command of the Brigadier Suhail al-Hassan aka the “Tiger”, and with a cover of Russian aerial bombardment, were able to achieve a strategic advancement represented by controlling the entire city of Deir Ezzor.
The regime forces lost control of large areas of the city in the middle of July 2014.
The Syrian Observatory learned that the regime forces continued their offensive until they controlled the city completely with the support of the gunmen loyal to them, and after an intense bombardment that targeted the neighborhoods of the city.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them continuing the sweep operations in Al-Hwiqa neighborhood and the rest of neighborhoods they controlled today, looking for hiding members of the “Islamic State” organization, who lost control of the city today after they used to control most of it July of 2014, and 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.