Syrian Army Encircles Daesh in Eastern Syria’s Al Mayadin

Syrian Army Encircles Daesh in Eastern Syria’s Al Mayadin
Sputnik/ Mikhail AlayeddinMiddle East09:27 08.10.2017(updated 09:48 08.10.2017) Get short URL1650130

The Syrian armed forces and its allies reportedly encircled Daesh militants in the city of Al Mayadin in Eastern Syria.

The day before, Russia’s Defense Ministry had reported the elimination of Daesh command position in the Al Mayadin district, saying that about 80 militants were killed during the raid, including important Daesh commanders.

Earlier on Friday, Syrian government forces and their allies have completed a military operation against Daesh in the eastern part of Syria’s Homs province, liberating 1,800 square kilometers (694.9 square miles) of territory.

The city of Al Mayadin is the major Daesh stronghold in the neighboring province of Deir ez-Zor.

​Syrian forces have been on the offensive in the area around the city of Deir ez-Zor. Most militants have been pushed back several miles east and across the Euphrates. Daesh militants then started fleeing for Al Mayadin and further toward the northern outskirts of Deir ez-Zor.