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Syrian Army One Step Closer to ISIL’s Main Stronghold at Border with Iraq

4 November 2017 10:38

 

The Syrian Army troops drove ISIL out of more positions within the framework of Valfajr 3 operation in Southwestern Deir Ezzur, advancing 5km towards the terrorist-held town of Albu Kamal at the border with Iraq, military sources confirmed on Friday.

The sources said that the army men continued Valfajr 3 operation in Southwestern Deir Ezzur and drove ISIL out of several more positions, moving five kilometers towards Albu Kamal.

The sources said that the army men deployed 45 km away from Albu Kamal after their fresh advances.

Relevant reports said on Tuesday that 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.

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