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Syrian Army Continues Marching towards ISIL-Held Albu Kamal

1 November 2017 9:00

 

The Syrian Army troops drove ISIL out of more positions within the framework of Valfajr 3 operation in Southwestern Deir Ezzur, decreasing their distance to the terrorist-held town of Albu Kamal at the border with Iraq, military sources confirmed on Tuesday.

The sources said that the army men hit ISIL’s defense lines East of the newly-captured T2 oil pumping station and seized control over al-Shamas region only 63 km away from Albu Kamal.

In the meantime, other field sources reported that the army men repelled ISIL’s heavy attack in Southwestern Deir Ezzur and managed to carry out a rapid counter-attack, pushing terrorists back from more positions with the support of the country’s Air Force, deploying 50 km away from Albu Kamal.

The sources said that the army established control over T2 after today’s advances against the terrorists.

Reports said earlier today that the army men engaged in clashes with ISIL within the framework of Valfajr 3 operation and advanced almost seven kilometers East of the newly-captured T2 oil pumping station towards Albu Kamal.

A military source confirmed that the army has dispatched a large number of forces and a large volume of military equipment to Deir Ezzur to be used in the Albu Kamal operation.

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