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Syrian Army, SDF Racing to Seize Last Energy-Rich Regions in Deir Ezzur

10 November 2017 13:49

 

The Syrian Army troops and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are racing along the Western and Eastern banks of the Euphrates River in an effort to capture the last oilfields under ISIL control in Deir Ezzur province.

The SDF and the army have both scored important advances in Deir Ezzur, seizing ISIL’s two largest strongholds in Deir Ezzur.

The army liberated the town of Albu Kamal and the SDF captured the town of Marakadah.

The army and SDF will now attempt to capture the remaining oilfields occupied by the terrorists in the Euphrates River Valley.

Among the oilfields still under ISIL control is the Al-Khishmah Fields South of the SDF controlled Al-‘Umar Oilfields.

The army and popular fighters will attempt to speed up their assault from Albu Kamal and Al-Mayadeen in order to beat the US backed forces there.

On Thursday that the army soldiers regained control of an oilfield in Eastern Deir Ezzur after liberating the strategic town of Albu Kamal at border with Iraq.

The army forces attacked ISIL positions in Akash oilfield in the Southern parts of Albu Kamal on Thursday, retaking control of the region only after a few hours of fighting.

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