Deir Ezzor is largely still held by ISIS forces.
The US-trained Deir Ezzor Military Council said it was calling its operation Jazeera Storm, after the familiar name for northeast Syria. Syrian troops reached the provincial capital earlier this week, and are trying to secure a supply line.
The deconfliction zone in Deir el-Zour was established between the U.S. and Russia in late 2015 to separate their areas of operation in Syria and prevent inadvertent clashes between the two sides. "As always, we will do our utmost to ensure that the ISIL terrorists do not move toward the border of our Iraqi partners".
Russia said on Sept. 8 to have killed several top commanders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in an airstrike in Syria, including the "minister of war" who has a bounty on his head. It was reported that Khalimov managed to escape to an area some 20 kilometers to the southeast of Deir ez-Zor, the ministry said.
The subsequent chaos has drawn in the US, Russia and regional powers with peace talks failing to resolve a war.
Russian vacuum bomb is indeed the world's most powerful non-nuclear warhead, said the chief editor of the magazine "Arsenal Fatherland" Victor murakhovski.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said pro-government forces opened an artery to the airport.
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Aid has started to reach the formerly besieged regime-controlled districts of Deir az-Zor city, which managed to hold of IS attacks for three years but suffered immensely.
The alliance includes Iran-backed militias and the powerful Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah.
Now the advancing troops are fighting to break the IS siege on the air base of Deir al-Zour.
"The power of the bomb in TNT equivalent is over 40 tons, and it burns with atmospheric oxygen in a radius of twice larger than the closest to it on the strength of the us MOAB".
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On Saturday, the SDF said it had begun clearing IS from areas east of the Euphrates River, which cuts diagonally across Deir Ezzor province, slicing it in two.
It would also provide the Assad government with a vital economic lifeline, as the province is rich in oil wealth.