The Syrian Army in alliance with Russian air cover has broken down three-years old ISIS siege on the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, raising hopes of ending the atrocious Syrian Civil war and restoring peace on that cataclysmic piece of Earth.

It has been weeks since the once-flagged Syrian army began its battle to free one of the major ISIS holds on city of Deir ez-Zor. The armed forces managed to fight their way through deserted roads encircling the embattled city and linked it up with brigade trapped there. Deir ez-Zor was an ISIS caliphate since three years but the Syrian soldiers, who were supported by Russian air cover, trundled into the city to make it free from militants. As the troops entered they city and moved into the neighbourhoods, they were heartily welcomed by the cheered residents. This was a swift lunge made by Assad army and allies to relieve people living in the Euphrates city.

Although, a major part of the city is still under the holds of ISIS, but the army is continuously advancing towards the military airport. Coincidently, the day when Syrian army announced breaking ISIS siege on Deir ez-Zor, was the same day when the Syrian soccer team played in the World Cup for the first time. The country’s participation in an international level sport keeps alive the hopes of Syrians that their lives will be normal, one fine day. These two reasons were enough to be treated as oasis in the disdained land and escalated crowds of locals were seen dancing on streets and waving Syrian flags. The entire thing was broadcasted by state televisions and the country seemed to have devoured joy and celebration – making it the biggest national celebration the country has ever seen since seven wincing years!

Syrian army and its allies are advancing since past few months and has been successful in freeing some of the major militant caliphate holds, squeezing and shrinking the area sieged by ISIS in Syria. Fighting against militants is always a very tricky and extremely difficult task because they reside in residential areas, where even civilians live – but with help of special agents and heavy artilleries from Russian and Turkish army, the Syrian army has done a great job so far. These small yet huge achievements keep the spirit of life alive in Syria, may peace be upon them.