Lavrov: Deir Ez Zor Relieve is an Important Step in Fighting Terrorism

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters that breaking the Deir Ez Zor siege by the Syrian Army is an important step in the fight against terrorism in Syria.

“Indeed, it is an important milestone in the war on terror in Syria, the siege of Deir Ez Zor has been broken, where the Syrian troops and civilians remained besieged by the ISIS militants for several years,” he said, TASS reported.

“Now that the siege is broken, conditions have been created for achieving another important task, which is the liberation of Deir Ez Zor from terrorists,” the Russian top diplomat added.

“The Syrian troops supported by our Aerospace Force continue its activities aimed at achieving this goal,” Lavrov said.

On Tuesday, Syrian government troops broke through the defenses of the ISIS terrorists on the outskirts of Deir Ez Zor and broke the three-year siege of the city.