Alwaght- Russia says it has delivered humanitarian aid to the liberated Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, Chief of Command of Russia’s armed forces in Syria Alexander Lapin told the press on Tuesday.
"Following the Syrian military’s advance, humanitarian aid, including food and medicine, was sent to the city (Deir ez-Zor). Servicemen from the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria delivered over 10 tonnes of food, medicine and provisions," he explained.
On September 5, thanks to Russia’s air support, the Syrian army and local allies broke through a three- year ISIS terrorists’ defense and lifted the siege of Deir ez-Zor.
On September 6, Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria sent food and provisions to the city that had been under siege for over three years.
Elsewhere, Lapin added that Syrian troops are completing the defeat of the ISIS terror group, which blocked Deir ez-Zor’s northern and southern neighborhoods.
"At the moment the operation to liberate the city continues. The Syrian troops are completing the defeat of the ISIS group, which blocked Deir ez-Zor’s northern and southern neighborhoods," Lapin said.
Reports indicate that Syrian troops expanded their control on the southeastern outskirts of Deir ez-Zor city, after inflicting ISIS heavy losses upon its ranks and equipment.
Syrian army units which broke the siege imposed on Deir ez-Zor Airbase, in cooperation with the airport garrison, launched intensive operations during the past hours in the area surrounding al-Jafra village, achieving a new progress that will enhance security around the residential neighborhoods and the military points in the village.
Syrian ground forces also carried out major operations around the countryside of Deir ez-Zor concurrent with intensive airstrikes by Syrian warplanes on ISIS hideouts in the villages of al-Jnina, Ayash, al-Boghilia, Hatla, al-Hawiqa and Mabar al-Jafra.
Many of ISIS terrorists were killed during the operation while dozens of their vehicles and hideouts were destroyed.