Syrian President Bashar Assad claimed that liberation of Deir-ez-Zor from ISIS terrorists was the main strategic aim for the Syrian Army.
It should be mentioned that on May 24, the government Air Force struck several strikes on the ISIS column south of Deir-ez-Zor. It is known that air strikes led to the destruction of several armed pick-ups and the death of more than ten terrorists.
According to many experts, the liberation of Deir-ez-Zor would allow Damascus to regain control over the largest oil fields. This will strengthen the position of the Syrian army and a significant rise in the national economy.