Syrian Army shifts attention to Albukamal, ISIL’s last stand in Syria
The Syrian Arab Army liberated the strategic city of Deir Ezzor, Friday, after a two month long operation that began with the lifting of the siege on the provincial capital.
Now that the provincial capital has been completely cleansed of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) high command has shifted its attention to the terrorist stronghold of Albukamal near the Iraqi border.
Albukamal is not only an Islamic State stronghold, it is also the last major city under the control of the aforementioned terrorist group.
Leading this operation to liberate Albukamal will be the Syrian Arab Army’s elite Tiger Forces; they were the same unit that liberated Deir Ezzor City, Al-Sukhnah, and Palmyra.
While the Tiger Forces will lead the operation to liberate Albukamal, they will receive a major boost from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Liwaa Fatemiyoun (Afghani-Iranian paramilitary), Hezbollah, and the Iraqi forces across the border.
In the coming days, the Tiger Forces are expected to make the short trip from Deir Ezzor City to the T-2 Pumping Station in order to liberate the last areas under ISIS control.