Syrian Army, allies cut IS’ main supply line in NE Deir ez-Zor

The Syrian Army and its allies have cut Islamic State’s (formally IS, ISIS, ISIL) main supply line in the northeastern city of Deir ez-Zor. The victory came after the combined forces pushed the Islamic State terror group out of the al-Jafra district on the western bank of the Euphrates River in the city, Syrian military sources said.

The London-based so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the conquest, and said the forces had also retaken control of a number of villages near the city’s air base overnight.

A Syrian source said Daesh terrorists could now only escape across the river. “They have no outlet except crossing the Euphrates towards the eastern bank and fleeing towards the desert, or (the towns of) al-Bukamal and al-Mayadin,” the source said.