Aiming to lessen the Syrian Army's pressure on cohorts in Hajar al-Aswad region in the Southern part of Damascus province, Daesh militants are preparing to launch a new round of attacks on Deir ez-Zor, Iranian media reported Sunday, citing unidentified "well-informed" sources.
According to the sources, Daesh has already gathered a large group of fighters in the western part of the Badiyeh area in the Eastern territories of the province as it prepares to launch an imminent attack.
Earlier, Syria's SANA news agency reported that Syrian government forces have advanced into the city of Al Hajar Al Aswad, located to the south of Damascus. Syrian army units have intensified their strikes against militants in Al Hajar Al Aswad since late April; the operations are expected to continue until the Syrian army regains control over southern Damascus.
*Daesh, also known as the Islamic State, ISIS or ISIL terror organization and al-Nusra Front terror group are banned in the United States, Russia and many other countries.