“The Syrian army with the support of videoconferencing crossed the Euphrates in Deir-ez-Zor

Units of Syrian government troops, reinforced by units of the fourth armored division, with the support of air and space forces crossed the Euphrates river in Deir-ez-Zor at the engineering departments of induced pontoon ferry, announced Monday the defense Ministry.

“Assault troops of the Syrian army has beaten fighters of ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) from a number of villages on the Eastern Bank of the Euphrates and develop the offensive to the East, expanding the bridgehead captured”, – stated in the message, received by “Interfax” on Monday.

September 5, representatives of the Russian military command in Syria said that the Syrian army controls 85% of the country. “To the complete destruction of ISIS in Syria remains to free about 27 thousand square km of the territory of the Republic”, – said the chief of staff of the Russian group in Syria, Lieutenant-General Alexander Lapin.

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