gave up the ghost in Deir Ezzor city after the Tiger Forces and the
Republican Guard had liberated the key neighborhoods of al-Hamidiyah
and Sheikh Yassin and advanced on the remaining ISIS positions in
Ardhi and Rashdiyah.
November 3, the SAA retook Uthaniyah and al-Hawiqah from ISIS and
liberated the entire city.
advance in Deir Ezzor came amid an intense fighting near Mahkan
village southeast of the government-held town of Mayadin where ISIS
has attacked the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). However, the terrorist group
was not able to achieve any gains and lost 2 vehicles and at least 4
November 2, six Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers delivered the
second strike in a row on ISIS targets near al-Bukamal destroying
ISIS arms and ammunition depots, command posts and fortified areas
near the town.
strikes of the Russian bombers are aimed at destroying the ISIS
defense facilities and stockpiles ahead of the upcoming storm of
al-Bukamal by pro-government forces.
the southwestern Aleppo countryside, clashes resumed between the SAA
and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch
of al-Qaeda) in the area of al-Hass Mount. Initially, pro-government
sources speculated that the military may attempt to reach Abu
al-Duhur and the nearby airbase. However, this is unlikely amid an
intense fighting in eastern Syria. Launching another big operation
right now is a big risk for the Syrian government.
were also reported in the villages of Rahjan, al-Shakousiyah,
al-Bayoudh, Sarha and Mushrafiyah in northern Hama.
to experts, the front between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the SAA will
remain relatively calm if the terrorist group is not able to
concentrate enough manpower and equipment for some banzai attack in
the last attempt to shift the situation for its own benefit.
so-called rebels lost their last chance to dominate in Syria after
the total loss in the battle for Aleppo city.