Syrian army secures buffer zone around Deir ez-Zor airport

Syrian army secures buffer zone around Deir ez-Zor airport

PanARMENIAN.Net - On Thursday, September 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officially secured a buffer zone around the newly liberated airport at the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, Al-Masdar News said.

According to reports, the SAA’s Tiger Forces (elite assault troops) are storming through the Baghiliyah District and have so far captured the Al-Jazeera University, Al-Rawad area, Baghiliyah fuel station and the district’s main street.

A source said that approximately 80% of the neighborhood has been brought under government control while a few dozen IS insurgents remain bogged down in isolated houses on the western bank of the Euphrates River.

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