Syrian government troops supported by Russian aviation and defeat the terrorist group «Islamic state» near the city of Deir AZ-Zour. It was the largest victory over the terrorists over the past three years, said in a statement the Ministry of defense of Russia.
Dir al-Zour and located two kilometers from the city military airport were surrounded by the jihadists for more than three years.
On 5 September it was reported that units of the Syrian army broke the siege dir al-Zura militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state». The territory, which is besieged by jihadists, defended the soldiers of the 137th infantry regiment.
According to a statement by the army command, the main blow was struck from the West. At his direction were concentrated large forces of aviation. The result was to break the 700-meter corridor and connect with surrounded by troops.