Syrian forces liberate more districts in Dayr al-Zawr city

Syrian army soldiers and allied fighters have managed to wrest control over three more neighborhoods in the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr in their latest push against Daesh terrorists.

Syria’s official SANA news agency announced the recapture of the al-Jbiliah, al-Abed, al-Jamaiat districts on Thursday.

A Syrian military source told SANA that the army units had inflicted heavy losses on terrorists’ ranks and equipment.

Earlier reports said the Syrian troops had “tightened the siege” on Daesh militants in in Dayr al-Zawr city while the takfirist elements were using loudspeakers to urge their comrades “not to run away from the fighting, and to kill any member who tried to escape or surrender.”

Meanwhile, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed the government forces’ gains in Dayr al-Zawr, the capital of the oil-rich province of the same name.

The UK-based monitoring group said Daesh now controlled less than five percent of the city amid advances by pro-Damascus fighters under Russia’s air cover.

If the Syrian government forces “succeed in continuing this offensive, they could bring an end to IS (Daesh)’s presence (in the city) in hours or days,” the SOHR added.