BEIRUT, September 5. /TASS/. Syrian forces and militia units successfully broke the three-year long Islamic State’s siege of Deir ez-Zor, the largest city in eastern Syria, Surya TV reported.
On Tuesday, Syrian troops and militias joined the defenders of a base of the 137th artillery regiment at the approaches to the center of Deir ez-Zor, some 420 km from the country’s capital of Damascus.
The passage to the city’s southwestern outskirt has been cleared of mines.