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The Syrian Army, backed by NDF fighters and local militiamen, has continued to advance against ISIS terrorists in the Eastern, oil-rich province of Deir Ezzour.

According to sources in Syria, pro-government forces managed to encircle around half of the cemetery, and are very close to lifting the siege on the airbase.

ISIS terrorists control most of Deir Ezzour province, but the Syrian Army maintains a presence in some parts of the provincial capital, with around 4,000 soldiers from the elite Republican Guard, plus hundreds of local fighters, defending government-held areas.

Breaking the siege on the airbase will make it much more difficult for ISIS to overrun the area.