BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army liberated the entire Al-Hamidiyah Quarter of Deir Ezzor City, marking the first time in six years that the government has been in control of this area.

According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces were able to break-through the Islamic State’s (ISIS) last line of defense in Al-Hamidiyah, following their liberation of the garden area adjacent to Central Park.

With Al-Hamidiyah fully liberated, the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor is now almost under full government control.

All that remains for the Syrian Army is a small stretch of territory on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and the Sheikh Yassine District.

Al-Hamidiyah was a major stronghold for the Islamic State in Al-Hamidiyah; its loss today signifies the terrorist group’s defeat in the provincial capital.

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