Deir Ezzur: Syrian Army Takes Control of Over 80 Percent of ISIL’s Key Bases Near Border With Iraq
The government troops continued their advances from Southern and Eastern directions Albu Kamal and took several areas there.
A military source, meantime, disclosed that the Syrian troops have taken control of about 80 percent of Albu Kamal town, and said that the Syrian troops are advancing from the Western direction of the town.
Meantime, the Syrian air force hit hard the remaining military positions of the ISIL in Albu Kamal and the road linking Albu Kamal to al-Mayadeen desert inflicting heavy casualties and losses on the ISIL terrorists.
In a relevant development on Friday, a dissident-affiliated website reported that a sum of 25 ISIL field commanders were killed in the Syrian Air Force’s combat flight over terrorists’ position in the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.
The Arabic-language al-Darar news website reported that 25 notorious ISIL commanders were killed in the army air raid on the venue of a meeting of ISIL’s local leaders in Albu Kamal.
Senior ISIL commanders, including field commander Abu Roqaya al-Faransi and security commander Sadam al-Jamal had participated in the meeting.
Hazem al-Barqash, a member of ISIL’s consultative council, and 13 other religious leaders, including Mola Hami, Haytham al-Qazi nom de guerre Tak Tak, Foras al-Homsi nom de guerre Abu Ayesha, Abu Asma al-Shami, Abu Walid Faloujah, Abu Torab al-Turkistani, Abu Davoud al-Tajiki and Abu Talha al-Shishani were among the dead terrorists in the raid.
In the meantime, a well-informed source said that ISIL’s military and security emirs were not injured in the attack because they had left the meeting before the attack.
Field sources said that the army troops resumed their operation in the Western flank and managed to deploy Northwest of Albu Kamal parallel to al-Hamdan airport.
The Arabic-language al-Akhbar daily reported that if the army can stabilize its positions in the regions, it will lay siege on ISIL in Albu Kamal from three directions, adding that there will remain only one way open for the ISIL towards the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River, which is the operational zone of the US-backed forces in a de-confliction agreement between Washington and Moscow.
The Syrian Army will possibly intensify its pressure on ISIL from Southeast of the town of al-Mayadeen to further advance against the terrorists.
Military sources confirmed earlier today that the army troops, backed up by the country’s Air Force, managed to advance against ISIL in the town of Albu Kamal at the border with Iraq.
The army men stormed ISIL’s positions in the town of Albu Kamal and advanced against the terrorists, deploying on the Western bank of the Euphrates River in the town.
Also, the army aircraft carried out repeated combat flights over ISIL’s positions and supply lines around Albu Kamal, killing a number of militants and destroying several military vehicles, including a vehicles carrying militants in al-Mojavedah settlement.
The fighter jets, meantime, bombed heavily ISIL’s strongholds in the villages and settlements of Sabikhan, al-Dablan, al-Jala’a and al-Salehiyeh on the bank of the Euphrates river, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.