Syrian Army Deploys 70km away from Deir Ezzur City
The army men drove ISIL out of the towns of Rajm al-Soleiman and al-Kharaz and laid siege on the last center of the terrorist group in Southeastern Raqqa.
The army soldiers are now near the town of Ma’adan in Deir Ezzur.
The Arabic-language Anab news website affiliated to opposition groups reported that the army units deployed only 70km away from Deir Ezzur city.
The tribal forces that are fighting ISIL along with army units entered the village of Shanan between the towns of al-Akereshi and Ma’adan along the road that connects Raqqa to Deir Ezzur two days ago.
The army men also liberated the town of al-Dahleh and laid siege on Ma’adan.
Relevant reports said on Wednesday that the army men continued to hit ISIL’s positions in the Southeastern part of Raqqa province and took control of al-Jarih oil and gas wells after capturing the village of Salam Alaykom near the wells.
A military source reported that the army unis were advancing towards East from two main flanks after taking control over the Southwestern territories of Raqqa province.
The source added that, in the first flank, the army men were pushing towards the Southern bank of the Euphrates River and Raqqa-Deir Ezzur road.
In the second flank, the army soldiers were advancing towards Raqqa province’s border with Northwestern Deir Ezzur, the source said, adding that the pro-government forces were only 9km away from the provincial border.