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Army Intensifies Operations towards Deir Ezzur after US Downing of Syrian Fighter Jet

21 June 2017 12:25

 

The Syrian army forces and its allies have plans to accelerate military operations in the battlegrounds to reach the outskirts of Deir Ezzur city after the US-led coalition downed a Syrian warplane in Raqqa.

Field reports said that after the US attack against the Syrian warplane in Western Raqqa, the army soldiers are now preparing for several coordinated military operations to advance towards Deir Ezzur.

ISIL units deployed at the Palmyra-al-Sukhnah region are expected to face major pressure by the Syrian army units who intend to take control of al-Sukhnah and move towards Deir Ezzur.

Also, the Syrian army is endeavoring to advance in Ithriya-al-Tabaqah region after retaking the two strategic regions of al-Masbah and Tal Abuzain to block the ISIL path into Southeastern Aleppo – in the Eastern parts of Khanasser road.

After liberation of the strategic city of al-Rasafah and several points around it, the Syrian soldiers will soon turn the city, located along the Euphrates river, into their operational center to advance towards Deir Ezzur from the Northwest and separate the city from the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and therefore, foil the US plots to help the SDF to reach Deir Ezzur.

The Syrian army recaptured the key town of Rasafah after fierce clashes with the terrorists in Western Raqqa on Monday, forcing a large number of the terrorists to retreat from their positions towards other areas in the province.

Syrian soldiers managed to liberate the important town and the crossroads of Rasafah in Southwestern Raqqa.

A military source, meantime, announced that Damascus troops are currently defusing the mines and bombs planted by the ISIL terrorists in the town.

Now that they have captured Rasafah, army troops are able to secure the path to Deir Ezzur as Rasafah is the junction of the roads from Raqqa city and Deir Ezzur province.

The source also disclosed that following the recent advances made the Syrian troops which resulted in recapturing Rasafah, the Kurdish militants will not be able to move towards the key energy zones from the direction of Southern al-Tabbaqa.

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