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Syrian Army Dispatches Elite Forces to Deir Ezzur to Launch Final Phase of Anti-ISIL Operation

28 November 2017 15:41


The Syrian Army has sent a large number of its special forces from Hama province to Deir Ezzur to take part in the final phase of large-scale operation to drive ISIL out of the remaining lands under terrorists’ occupation, military sources confirmed on Tuesday.

The sources said that the army forwarded hundreds of elite forces from Hama to Deir Ezzur to join their comrades’ operation to end ISIL’s presence in regions close to the newly-liberated town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

The sources went on to say that a few ISIL terrorists are trapped in the circle of the army men at border with Iraq, adding that the army men will kick off a fresh operation to free the lands under ISIL’s control soon to purge the region of the terrorists in the coming weeks.

A military source said on Monday that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) moved towards the Syrian Army troops’ positions in regions close to the town of Albu Kamal, increasing the possibility of direct confrontation with the pro-government forces,  The SDF managed to decrease their distance to the army positions in the newly-freed town of Albu Kamal at the border with Iraq, the source said.

The source added that the SDF deployed near the army men’s positions at border with Iraq after imposing control over Halouni and al-Qarah regions.

Direct confrontation is growing more likely between the army troops and the SDF as the pro-government forces are carrying out mop-up operation in regions near Albu Kamal.

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