There is little doubt the Americans are frustrated by the success of the Syrian army at Deir ez-Zor and are trying to advance their pawns, the Kurdish and Arab tribal fighters toward the east, Peter Ford, the former UK ambassador to Syria & Bahrain told RT.
Residents of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, who endured years of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist blockading, share with RT their painful experiences, full of death, hunger and destruction.
The race between legitimate Syrian government forces and the US-backed SDF umbrella group to control the oil rich Deir ez-Zor province has intensified following the lifting of the blockade by Syrian troops last week and risks turning into direct confrontation.
Life is slowly resembling some kind of normality for the residents of Deir ez-Zor following years under the yoke of Islamic State terrorists. Humanitarian convoys with much needed aid finally poured into the city after a joint Syrian-Russian offensive broke the blockade.