In early September, the Syrian Army launched an impressive operation to liberate Deir Ezzor province and its capital from the Islamic State terrorists.
Within less than a month, the troops raised the blockade lasting for 3 years, freed the majority of city districts and the airbase near the city, captured terrorists’ positions on the heights to the southeast, crossed the Euphrates and took control over a number of villages on the east bank.
Moreover, due to the elite Syrian troops’ advancement, the areas between Deir Ezzor an Al-Tabni were liberated almost in one week.
The province is important for ISIS as about one third of Syria’s gas and oil fields are located in it. And against the background of the pressure of the country government and its allies and the continuing series of defeats the loss of even a tiny income source is a hard blow for the terrorists.
Noticing how successful Syria and its allies act, Washington took its own measures. As many journalists reported, the Kurdish-led SDF moved much of its forces from the besieged Raqqa to Deir Ezzor.
Thus, the White House probably reached an agreement with ISIS. Witnessing almost no resistance, the Kurds advanced to the Euphrates to meet the SAA and restrict its offensive. At the same time, the US-led coalition delivered airstrikes at the government troops’ positions under the pretext of “fighting terrorism”.
While Damascus is liberating thousands of square kilometers, Washington in cooperation with terrorists is doing everything to prevent its success. According to some sources, the SDF gained two gas fields in Deir Ezzor. And it seems to be the price for the unrestricted advancement and assistance in fighting the Syrian forces.
However, not the Islamic State’s resistance nor the U.S. plans can stop Syria and its allies. The terrorists’ time has passed, and soon they will have to look for asylum in other countries as quite in a short period of time not a single ISIS fighter will tread in the territory of Syria.