After three grueling years, the siege on Deir Ezzor has been broken! Now, all that remains is liberating the entire city. Imagine being cut off from the rest of civilization, facing hunger, and unable to access basic human necessities, all while living under terrorist rule for 3 long years.
“Russian warplanes conducted over 80 combat sorties, destroyed 2 battle tanks, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 10 weapon equipped vehicles and killed over 70 ISIS members” according to South Front.
“You have proved through your steadfastness in the face of the terrorist organizations that you are up to the responsibility and the trust entrusted to you as the best example for coming generations; history to register that you, though of your small number, have spared the most dear and valuable you possess as to safeguard the trust and defend the unarmed citizens and YOU have indeed been able to fulfill your tasks in the best form and registered, with no fear or hesitation, sequence of heroism deeds”, H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad, the General Commander of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces.
In a phone call with Army Commanders, Officers and Soldiers of Deir Ezzor City, President Assad added that history would record that some of you have been martyred, or wounded, bandage his wounds in a primitive way and continued the battle; these sacred and pure blood yielded this glittering victory against the terrorist takfiri thinking, backed regionally and internationally. You today stand shoulder to shoulder with your comrades in arms who waged the fiercest battles as to break the siege imposed on the city and as to stand with you in the frontline to cleanse the whole region from terrorism, restore security and safety to all of Syria till the last span of its territory.” President Dr. Bashar Al Assad.
According to a statement by the General Command of the Syrian Arab Army and Armed Forces, the siege was broken as a great accomplishment and turning point in the war against terrorism and as a base for expanding war against terrorism and division schemes, lauding the role of the Army and its allies, the role of the Syrian and Russian Air Forces, and the steadfastness of the Syrians in Deir Ezzor pledging continued war against terrorism.
According to a SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor, units of the Syrian Arab army advancing from the western side of Deir Ezzor met today with the army personnel from regiment 137, that has been safeguarding the city, and managed to break the siege that has been imposed by ISIS for more than three years.
By lifting the siege, hundreds of thousands of civilians in Deir Ezzor city can finally start receiving food and medicine from highways rather than risky air drops that would occasionally fall into ISIS-held areas.
This war is nearing its end and Syrians will come out victorious. Faced with unbelievable adversity, the resistance that Syrians have shown in the face of terrorism and imperialism will go down in history.
Thank you to all of those that fought on the ground, and those who fought the media’s lies and propaganda. Those on the side of truth in this entire debacle will be remembered as having fought a vicious war where the odds were against us.
Kind of surprised to see CNN reporting on this story.
The Syrian Defense Ministry released an official statement confirming that the Deir Ezzor siege was lifted: