Deir Ezzor (Qasioun) - The Islamic state ISIS militant group launched a wide offensive against the Syrian regime forces and the Iranian militias located around Al-Taim oil field near Deir Ezzor city and could capture strategic areas in the outskirts.
The offensive began from its positions in Mayadin desert, where violent clashes broke out between both sides and lasted for hours, simultaneously while shelling with artillery and missiles between both sides, without any casualties reported yet.
Recently, ISIS launched military strikes against the Syrian regime forces and the US-Backed Syrian democratic forces SDF militant group, where it could capture Baghoz town, in addition to linking it areas with the desert on the eastern shores, and observing Abu Kamal – Mayadin.
Al-Taim oil field are far away 15 km. from Deir Ezzor city, and considered as the Syrian regime first defensive line for the city, as ISIS located in the desert.