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Syrian Army Continues Advances from Iraqi Borders Towards Deir Ezzur; Regains Control of Key Region

23 June 2017 16:13


The Syrian army units continued their military operations from Iraqi borders deep into Badieh (desert) region and took control of a key region to the East of Deir Ezzur.

The Syrian army advanced from Eastern al-Tanf towards the Southern part of Bu Kamal city in Eastern Deir Ezzur and regained control of Wadi al-Lavizeh near the borders with Iraq.

The army troops have entered Deir Ezzur province from the direction of Iraqi borders and Southwest of Bu Kamal and reinforced their positions.

A battlefield source confirmed that the Syrian army has advanced more than 30 kilometers from East and South and after reinforcing its positions in strategic regions is rapidly increasing the extent of its advances.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian army backed by the country’s air force fended off ISIL’s massive attack on several military positions of the government forces in Southern Deir Ezzur, killing tens of terrorists.

The army units engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists who had attacked the government forces’ military positions in areas near al-Jabileh, Qata al-Talmieh and near al-Maqaber (cemetery) region.

The Syrian army killed 11 terrorists and injured some others during the clashes.

The Syrian army’s artillery units also pounded ISIL’s military positions around Tal al-Sonouf, Altim Oilfield and the two districts of al-Huweiqa and al-Amal, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

Meantime, the Syrian air force also launched heavy attacks on ISIL’s military positions in Huweiqa Qateh and al-Sana’e and al-Hamidiyeh districts as well as the areas surrounding al-Tamin brigade which resulted in the destruction of three military vehicles and death of tens of ISIL terrorists.

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