This is coolbert:
Yet once more from the DEBKAfile news letter that situation in the Syrian city of Deir Er-Zour described as desperate. The situation grave, any sort of amelioration difficult if not impossible.
Dien Bien Phu deja vu all over again!
"ISIS overruns Syrian army command posts in Deir Ez-Zour"
"ISIS followed up on the offensive it launched Saturday in the eastern Syrian Deir Ez-Zour province and town and, by Monday, had overrun the Syrian military command center in the town and beaten the Syrian army back from two districts, Bagheliya and Tallat al-Broul. Both sides sustained heavy casualties in the battle. The ISIS advance was not slowed by heavy Syrian air strikes."
See my previous blog entry regarding that situation in and around Deir Er-Zour:
EVEN AFTER ALMOST THREE FULL YEARS OF AERIAL BOMBARDMENT THE COMBATANTS OF THE ISLAMIC STATE [ISIL] RETAIN A FORMIDABLE GROUND WARFARE CAPABILITY? HOW IS THIS SO?