Deir Ezzur: Terrorists Withdraw from More Regions under Syrian Army Attack
The army units drove ISIL out of Ajramah, Wadi al-Waroud, Ma’an al-Sabkhah and al-Shamar al-Layeh regions after taking control over al-Salehiyeh Albu Kamal region.
In the meantime, a field source said that the army has advanced from the Southern and Eastern directions in al-Salehiyeh Albu Kamal region and imposed control over vast regions, including several oilfields and strategic hills up to Wadi al-Waroud.
A Russian media outlet reported on Sunday that the Syrian Army recently been utilizing the modern PTS-2 military tracked amphibious cargo vehicles designed to carry cargo, troops, wheeled and tracked vehicles over water or in off-road conditions in the war against ISIL near the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzur.
The Arabic-language website of Russia’s state news agency, Sputnik, reported that the army that started using amphibious vehicles since mid-September to cross the Euphrates River.
It added that the PTS-2 vehicles weighing 24 tons each are capable of crossing water carrying 12 tons of equipment.
The modern Russia-made vehicles are equipped with 7.62 mm machinegun and are capable of moving at the speed of 60 km/h on land and 12.9 km/h on water.