ISIS captures Armenian cemetery in Deir Ezzor

The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a new assault at Deir Ezzor City on Monday that targeted the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controlled west district near the 137th Artillery Brigade Headquarters, Al-Masdar News reports.

ISIS began the offensive on Monday by seizing Majbal area of Deir Ezzor City after a violent battle with the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division. On Tuesday, ISIS continued their offensive by imposing full control over the Armenian Cemetery that is situated along the International Highway.

With the Armenian Cemetery under their control, ISIS once again cruised their way to the Panorama Checkpoint, capturing this site from the Syrian Armed Forces after a long battle on Tuesday.

The terrorist group is now targeting the Panorama Roundabout in western Deir Ezzor City for the second time in seven days; if captured, the Syrian Armed Forces will be in serious trouble at Al-Firat University.

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