Arab and international Since 2017-09-04 at 15:52 (Baghdad time)
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Syrian state television said the Syrian army and its allies were less than 3 kilometers away from a "siege" of the city and its military base.
This came after the army, which over the past few hours took control of the asphalt mountain in the western countryside of Deir al-Zour, was preparing to reach the 137th group west of the city.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has confirmed that the army and its allies less than 10 kilometers from the military base besieged the city.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced that the Syrian army had achieved significant successes in the attack on the sites of "Daash" in the countryside of Deir al-Zour, and on the outskirts of the town of Kabbaj, about 40 km west of the city.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the group of government forces led by General Suhail al-Hassan, working in the southern Rifqa countryside, managed during the past 24 hours, to progress at an distance of 8 km, and took control of strategic lanes.
The units of the Syrian army, advancing on another axis from the city of Sokhna, were able to expel the terrorists from their positions on the road to Tadmur-Deir al-Zour, and reached the border of the town of Kabbaj in the western countryside of Deir al-Zour.
To support Syrian government forces' advance towards Deir al-Zour, Russian air force and space group aircraft in Syria carried more than 80 combat sorties. Russian air raids on terrorist positions resulted in the destruction of two tanks, three infantry vehicles and more than 10 heavy-duty SUVs, with more than 70 people killed and wounded, the statement said.
The ministry stressed that the suppression of the forces of "Dahesh" in the countryside of Deir al-Zour and lifting the siege of the city would constitute a strategic defeat of the terrorist organization in the territory of Syria