Syrian Army Deploys 30 km away from ISIL’s Main Stronghold at Border with Iraq


The Syrian Army troops and their popular allies managed to advance against ISIL from the Eastern side of T2 Oil Pumping Station towards border with Iraq, deploying forces 30 km away from the terrorist-held town of Albu Kamal, military sources said Monday.

The sources said that the army men deployed on the Eastern side of T2 Oil Pumping Station in Southwestern Deir Ezzur advanced against ISIL and reached regions near Akash oilfield, deploying 30 km away from Albu Kamal.

The sources further said that the army soldiers have shaken hands with Iraqi government forces in Southwest of Albu Kamal at common borders.

They added that the army units started fortifying their positions in the newly-captured region, preparing to march towards Albu Kamal.

It is expected that the Syrian army men utilize their Iraqi counterparts’ ground and aerial back up.

Based on field reports, the Iraqi army helicopters targeted ISIL’s movements near Albu Kamal, while the Iraqi mobilization popular forces have fortified their positions in regions near Albu Kamal to prevent ISIL from moving Eastward and towards the Iraqi town of al-Qa’em.

Relevant reports said on Sunday that the army soldiers found an explosive-laden vehicle of the ISIL terrorist group with chemical agents in their mop-up operation in Deir Ezzur city.

The army forces that were carrying out mop-up operation in Deir Ezzur city have found a vehicle laden with explosives containing chemical agents.

The car was discovered in a city district where two large arms depots were also found. One of the explosives was marked “chemical agents” for laboratory use.

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