ISIS seizes Armenian cemetery in Deir Ezzor

By Asbarez | Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Armenian cemetary captured in Deir Ezzor (Source: Al-Masdar News)

Armenian cemetary captured in Deir Ezzor (Source: Al-Masdar News)

DEIR EZZOR (Al-Masdar News)—The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a new assault at Deir Ezzor City on Monday that targeted the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controlled west district near the 137th Artillery Brigade Headquarters.

ISIS began the offensive on Monday by seizing the Majbal area of Deir Ezzor City after a violent battle with the Syrian Arab Army.

On Tuesday, ISIS continued their offensive by imposing full control over the Armenian cemetery that is situated along the International Highway.

With the Armenian cemetery under their control, ISIS made their way to the Panorama Checkpoint, capturing this site from the Syrian Armed Forces after a battle on Tuesday.

The terrorist group is now targeting the Panorama Roundabout in western Deir Ezzor City for the second time in seven days; if captured, the Syrian Armed Forces will face ISIS at Al-Firat University.