The advanced units of the Syrian army in Deir ez Zor crossed the Euphrates River and were entrenched on the other shore, official spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on Friday.
"After a major victory at Deir ez Zor, the Syrian government army continues to sweep from the terrorists of the IGIL * eastern regions of the country. The suburbs of this provincial center have been liberated, the advanced units have successfully crossed the Euphrates River, consolidated on its eastern shore, "Zakharova said at a briefing, which RT publishes.
Note that on the other hand, the units of the pro-American group "Democratic Forces of Syria", consisting mainly of Kurds, approach the Euphrates River. Observers note that the defeat of the IG * in this area is a matter of time, so the main intrigue is which side - the government or the opposition - will have time to establish control over local oil fields.
The army of Syria, with the support of the Russian Military Space Agency (and, according to the media, actually under the guidance of Russian military advisers) and the Russian Navy, continues the operation to free Deir-ez-Zor from the IG.
Moscow believes that the final victory over the terrorists of the IG will be achieved in the coming months.