Deir Ezzor airbase to be operational soon .

The Syrian Army is working on rehabilitating the Deir Ezzor Airbase in order to be effectively operative in combating the Islamic State in eastern Syria.

The airbase has been out of service since ISIS imposed full siege some 9 months ago.

It was heavily damaged due to the non-stop shelling by mortars and missiles.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Army troops are expanding the safety zone around the airfield by storming the remaining ISIS-held districts located to the east of the strategic base.

According to a military source, the airbase will soon be available for Syrian warplanes, marking a significant push in the war against the terrorist group.