Alexander Orlov – Positive Dynamics of the Situation in Syria
Following the fierce fighting south of the SAR, where Syrian government forces, with the support of the Russian Special Forces, some units of the IRGC of Iran and several Hezbollah detachments repulsed the desperate attacks of DAISH in the Deir ez-Zor, Palmyra and Mayadin areas, with the US actually condoning this and encouraging the Kurds of the Syrian Democratic Forces to seize the oilfields, a turning point in the Syrian situation was reached.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has officially declared Mayadin liberated, although the situation there remains quite ambiguous, given the terrorist counterattacks. The direction of the attack by the militants is most likely designed to cut the Syrian “gut” stretched out along the Deir ez-Zor-Mayadin road and encircle the assault forces situated in the city district, given the fact that the desert areas west of the road lie completely beyond the control of the Syrians. Nevertheless, it is highly unlikely that DAISH possesses enough strength to not just besiege, but also destroy the assault contingent of the Syrians. That said, it is still in a position to create some major problems.
almasdarnews.com – Prominent Syrian general Issam Zahreddine killed in Deir Ezzor
almasdarnews.com – Complete footage of Syrian Army’s Deir Ezzor operation
Russia’s ANNA TV released a special report this week that highlights the Syrian Arab Army’s operations in the Deir Ezzor Governorate from the dates of September 9th to September 24th.