People of the Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr celebrated the breaking of the Daesh terrorist group’s three-year siege on the city.
Residents of Dayr al-Zawr took to the streets to celebrate their freedom on Tuesday, after the Syrian army advanced on the Brigade 137 base front on the western outskirts of the city, effectively breaching the siege that Daesh had laid since January 2015.
“We feel joy. We have been waiting for our heroic army for three years during a sick siege that we lived alongside our people in Deir al-Zor." said a resident of the city.
In the past few months, Daesh has suffered multiple defeats across Syria, notably in the city of Raqqah, its de facto capital in the Arab country. It has also been heavily battered in neighboring Iraq, particularly by losing its main Iraqi base of Mosul in July.