Syrian Army High Command officially announces Albukamal liberated from ISIS
The Syrian Arab Army’s Spokesperson, General ‘Ali Mayhoub, announced this morning that the Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold of Albukamal has been officially liberated.
Unlike the previous battles in Al-Mayadeen and Deir Ezzor, the Islamic State chose to not waste their resources on protecting Albukamal; instead, they quickly withdrew their forces from the city after the Syrian Army and their allies entered from the Al-Qa’im Crossing.
While Albukamal is free of ISIS terrorists, the process to clear the city of all explosives has just begun.
The Syrian Army and Russian military will likely spend the next 72 hours clearing mines and IEDs that were left behind by the Islamic State forces.