After regaining control over most of Deir ez-Zor, the Syrian Army announced that the oil-rich city has been completely liberated from ISIS. Deir ez-Zor is considered an important city in eastern Syria.

Rebel forces in Syria

Rebel forces in Syria Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

According to the Syrian Army and Syrian state television, Deir ez-Zor has been completely liberated. “The forces…have completely liberated Deir ez-Zor from the grasp of the terrorist organization,” a Syrian military source stated.

In September, the battle to expel ISIS from the city began. Deir ez-Zor is located on the west bank of the Euphrates in eastern Syria. It is considered an important oil-rich city.