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Deir Ezzur: Syrian Army Makes Fresh, Significant Gains in War on ISIL East of Euphrates River

19 September 2017 15:46

 

The Syrian Army troops stormed ISIL’s defense lines on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River on Tuesday and captured several villages and positions.

The army men, who crossed the Euphrates River yesterday, captured the villages of Mart and Mazloum on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

The army is about to restore sustainable security to Deir Ezzur city from its Eastern and Western directions, meantime, the army plans to access the towns of al-Mayadeen and Albu Kamal, two main bastions of ISIL, in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

Relevant reports said on Monday that the army soldiers crossed the left (Western) branch of the Euphrates River and carried out mop-up operation on the Northern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city.

The army men further stormed ISIL’s defense lines in Huweija al-Sakar and entered the region.

Meanwhile, the army’s engineering units built several military bridges over the river and transferred the pro-government forces and their military vehicles to the Northern outskirts of the city.

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