Syrian Army Imposes Control over 2,000 sq-km of Land in Southeastern Deir Ezzur
The sources said that the army men stormed ISIL’s positions in Southeastern Deir Ezzur and freed a region as large as 2,000 sq/km extending from the village of al-Salehiyeh to al-Ma’eizeliyeh region, al-Ma’eizeliyeh Dam, the T2 Oil Pumping Station and the town of Albu Kamal.
The sources further said that the army units had already advanced 18 km against ISIL from the Northern direction of T2 Oil Pumping Station.
Military sources said on Friday that the army men, operating from South of the town of al-Mayadeen towards the town of Albu Kamal and from North of Albu Kamal towards al-Mayadeen, managed to join the town flanks and captured the entire villages and towns on the Western bank of the Euphrates River that were previously under ISIL’s control, the sources said, adding that with the recent advances the army soldiers managed to lay siege on ISIL trapped in a large desert region as large as 7,000 sq/km.
The sources further said that the army was in control of the entire regions on the Southern bank of the Euphrates River from Eastern Raqqa to Deir Ezzur city and Albu Kamal.