The Fatemiyoun Brigade, an all-Afghan unit defending Syria against Takfiri terrorists in Syria, has made major advances in a massive operation against ISIS terrorist group in Deir Ez-Zor province, the commander of the brigade said.

The commander referred to recent operations of the Syrian army and its allied resistance forces against terrorist groups, saying the Fatemiyoun Brigade, as part of the resistance forces, is advancing toward the strategic district of al-Mayadeen in Deir Ez-Zor, Tasnim reported.

He also said ISIS’s situation is like that of “a cat that is in a cage, climbing and clinging to anything to save itself but there is no way to escape and it will be destroyed.”

Rejecting as “sheer lie” some reports that the resistance forces have been under siege by ISIS, the commander said the terrorists have not surrounded even a single resistance fighter.

He added that all allied forces have come together to liberate al-Mayadeen and wipe out the terrorist group in order to ensure the security of holy shrines in Syria.

Syria has been the scene of a widespread conflict since March 2011 with several militant groups, including ISIS, controlling parts of the country.

The conflict has so far claimed the lives of more than 470,000 people and injured 1.9 million others, according to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research.