The parameters of the Deir Ezzor Airbase have been further secured as the Syrian Army managed today to impose full control over the strategic Thardah hilltops.
According to a military source, the Syrian troops – backed by Russian airstrikes – continue to hunt down ISIS militants who fled the battlefield to their bastion of al-Mayadeen to the south.
Seizing Thardeh Mountains will reactivate the Airbase which has been out of service for a while. This will further propel the Syrian ground forces in their fight against ISIS.
The Islamic State militants took over the hilltops on September 2016 after the US-coalition pounded the government forces; thus paving the way for ISIS jihadists to storm the area.