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Syrian Army eyes Deir Ezzor as they advance in southeast Raqqa: map

24 July 2017 11:32

 

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rapidly advancing through the southeastern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate, liberating several small villages along the western bank of the Euphrates River.

Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to liberate dozens of kilometers of territory in the southeastern countryside of Al-Raqqa, paving their way to reach the western bank of the Euphrates and the Deir Ezzor provincial border.

With reports of the Syrian Army being less than 50km away from their allies inside the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor, the High Command will have to make a choice in the coming days: push to the city or redirect their forces to Al-Sukhnah.

Al-Sukhnah is the Islamic State’s last stronghold in the eastern countryside of Homs and its proximity to the Deir Ezzor Governorate makes it a priority for the Syrian Army’s High Command.

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