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Tuesday, September 5

Syrian Army about to break Islamic State siege at Deir Ezzor

BREAKING NEWS: Syrian Army just 2500 meters [about 1-1/2 miles] from lifting siege on Deir Ezzor
By Leith Fadel
September 5, 2017 - 9:10 AM

[2:10 AM U.S. Eastern Time]
AMN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rapidly advancing at the western outskirts of Deir Ezzor, liberating several meters of territory near the 137th Artillery Brigade Base.

Led by elements of the 17th Division and 5th Legion, the Syrian Arab Army has liberated more than 500 meters of territory this morning, leaving them within 2500 meters of the 137th Brigade Base and lifting the siege on Deir Ezzor.

Once the army reaches the 137th Brigade Base, the first phase of the Deir Ezzor offensive will conclude.

The next phase of the offensive will be to lift the siege on the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, followed by taking control of the entire provincial capital.

More details to follow as the battle progresses…


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From FARS; September 4, Syrian Army on Verge of Removing ISIL's Siege on Deir Ezzur

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A large number of ISIL terrorists have left behind their arms and equipment and have fled the battlefield amid rapid advances of the army.

The sources went on to say that the army forces have reached areas 10km away from Brigade 137 base, adding that the army is on the threshold of lifting ISIL's siege on Deir Ezzur after over three years.

In the meantime, Governor General of Deir Ezzur Mohammed Ibrahim Samra told Reuters that heroes of the army will arrive at Deir Ezzur in 24-48 hours at the most, adding that the Syrian Army was only 18-20 kilometers (11-12 miles) away from the city.

Civilians have already begun celebrating in the streets of Deir Ezzur, as news about the lifting of the siege was prematurely spread on social media.


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