Three-year ISIS Siege of Deir Ezzor Broken by Syrian Army

Published September 5th, 2017 - 01:34 GMT
Members of the Syrian government forces stand on the entrance to Deir Ezzor city on September 3, 2017 (AFP)
Members of the Syrian government forces stand on the entrance to Deir Ezzor city on September 3, 2017 (AFP)

The Syrian regime Tuesday broke a 3-year long siege imposed by Daesh terrorist group on the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, regime news agency SANA reported.

According to the news agency, the advancing regime forces coming from the western front met besieged guards of Regiment 137 on Tuesday afternoon, thus breaking the siege.

The terrorist group had imposed a siege in 2014.

In March, regime forces backed by the Russian air force managed to seize the city of Palmyra in the eastern Homs countryside from Daesh.

In August, the city of Sokhna and a number of villages and towns in the east of Deir al-Zour were captured by the Syrian regime, before fully retaking the administrative border of the city on Monday.

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