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Syrian Army’s elite forces prepare for large operation

7 July 2017 11:37

 

The Syrian Arab Army’s elite Tiger Forces are gearing up for a new offensive after taking a week off from operations following the liberation the Khanasser Plain.

According to a military source, the Tiger Forces have returned to the western countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate, where they are expected to launch a new operation against the Islamic State (ISIL).

The source added that the main objective for the Tiger Forces during this upcoming operation is the capture of Sukhnah, which is an Islamic State stronghold surrounded by many gas and oil fields.

If this operation proves successful, the Tiger Forces will at the provincial border of the Deir Ezzor Governorate and in position to lift the 26 month long siege imposed by the Islamic State on the provincial capital.

The video footage above shows the Tiger Forces gathering in the western countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate after taking brief hiatus in Hama.

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