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DAESH CARRIES OUT BOMBINGS TO PREVENT MILITARY PROGRESS IN SYRIA’S DEIR AL-ZOUR

The Daesh suicide bombers are blowing themselves up, as part of a counter offensive to close the breach the Syrian army has made, into the years-long siege on Deir al-Zour city in eastern Syria, a monitor group reported.

Violent explosions flared on the outskirts of Deir al-Zour, as the militants launched a counter offensive, to prevent the Syrian army from advancing into the city, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

This comes as the Syrian army and allied Iranian-backed fighters succeeded, on Tuesday morning, on lifting the three-year siege by the Daesh on Deir al-Zour city, with the help of the Russian air force.

The progressing forces broke the siege from the western part of the city, through the Brigade 137, where a garrison of forces had been besieged by the Daesh for three years.

The Syrian government hailed the achievement as a great victory against terrorism, with President Bashar al-Assad congratulating the soldiers there.

President Vladimir Putin also congratulated Assad on the victory, as Deir al-Zour is of a great strategic importance for the Syrian army.

Deir al-Zour is the last stronghold of the Daesh in Syria, with Raqqa city, the defacto capital of the Daesh in northern Syria, is gradually falling to the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), making the days of the Daesh in Syria numbered, if they lose Deir al-Zour.

Meanwhile, activists said that, the U.S. has carried out two air drops in Deir al-Zour, over the past 24 hours, evacuating Daesh commanders out of the city, mainly the foreign fighters.

A statement issued earlier by the joint operation room of Syria's allies said, the liberation of Deir al-Zour wouldn't have been delayed, if it weren't for the U.S. and the coalition it's leading.

"The U.S. strike against Syrian military forces in Deir al-Zour helped Daesh expand, in an attempt to control the entire city," the statement said.

Furthermore, the statement accused the U.S. of abetting the Daesh, citing testimonies from captured militants, about the U.S. involvement in transporting Daesh commanders from Deir al-Zour, ahead of the entry of the Syrian army

Source: NAM News Network