RNA - The sources said that the army soldiers managed to drive ISIL out of more positions near Mahkan in the Southeastern countryside of al-Mayadeen and laid siege on the entire ISIL-held villages and settlements on the Western bank of the Euphrates River from Mahkan up to Deir Ezzur city.
The sources further said that the army has gained control over 30 percent of al-Mayadeen.
In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force carried out a fresh round of combat flights over ISIL's positions and movements in the towns, villages and neighborhoods of al-Mayadeen, Zebyan, Buqrus Tahtani, Buqrus Fowqani, Mouhassan, Bu Leil, al-Hosseiniyeh, al-Janineh, al-Omal, al-Orfi, al-Sina'ah, al-Hamidieyh and al-Huweiqa, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying their positions and vehicles.
Military sources confirmed on Friday that the army men clashed fiercely with ISIL and imposed control over Marat Fowqani region in the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
They added that the army soldiers also won back the village of Hatlah Tahtani and advanced against terrorists considerably in the village of Hatlah Fowqani.
Meantime, the Syrian Air Force pounded the positions and movements of ISIL in the towns of Mouhassan and al-Mayadeen and in the villages of Buqrus, al-Janineh, al-Hosseiniyeh, Hatlah, Sa'alou, Ziban, Hawa'ej Ziban, Bu Leil, al-Salehiyeh and the neighborhoods of Kanamat, al-Hamidiyeh, Sheikh Yaseen, Khasarat and al-Arzi, destroying several vehicles and command posts.