Syrian army operation in Deir ez-Zor area may take longer - source
DAMASCUS. Oct 3 (Interfax) - Syrian government forces' operation in the Deir ez-Zor city area may take longer than expected, a source with knowledge of the situation told Interfax.
"The Syrian army lifted the siege of Deir ez-Zor. The Russian side helped it, including during the construction of a pontoon bridge across the Euphrates River. But they have so far been unable to completely drive back the adversary from the opposite bank," he said.
"According to all indications, the operation in the Deir ez-Zor area may take longer," he said.