Russian submarines fire seven cruise missiles at Isis militants

SDF maintains progress in Raqqa while continuing Deir ez-Zor push

All targeted objects were hit, the ministry said.

Russian Federation has provided military backing for Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces since 2015.

Since then, battles have been raging in the city - 60 percent of which has been seized - to rid it off the remnants of the militants.

The ISIS militants are now encircled by Syrian Military from three sides, with the Euphrates river on the back.

He said Syria believes that Iran, which has always contributed to the fight against terrorism, has a share in the recent victory, and praised the Islamic Republic for its "principled policies" in the war against terrorism and in supporting the Syrian people.




American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are also fighting near the city, advancing from the north bank of the Euphrates river, while Assad's forces move in from the south.

Aziz added that they are about 6 kilometers (4 miles) away from the city's eastern entrance.

In the aftermath of the agreement, the US-led coalition began conducting air strikes to block the convoy of fighters from reaching their destination. The monitoring group said the USA -led global coalition, which is supporting non-government forces, was partly to blame. The Hezbollah-negotiated deal allowed the evacuation in exchange for locating the remains of Lebanese soldiers and the release of fighters.

The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said buses and vehicles carrying about 400 militants and civilians crossed into Deir Ezzor province on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a Kurdish-led offensive, backed by the US-led coalition, is underway in the northern part of the province.

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