According to the militant commanders, a number of small gangs of terrorists simply gave up their positions, thereby undermining the efforts of the whole "union" to repel the strike of the SAR army. Moreover, the leaders held a special meeting at which they discussed the frequent failures at the front.
Meanwhile, government forces continued their attack in the direction of the Abu Dukhur airbase. The quick taking of this strategic object is compared to the release of Deir-ez-Zor. Subsequently, precisely because of this, the Syrian army will be able to cut the terrorist enclave into two parts.