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Syrian military amassing troops along eastern Euphrates to retake oil fields: report

31 March 2018 12:55


The Syrian military has been amassing troops along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, Syrian journalist Eyad Al-Hosain reported this morning.

According to Al-Hosain, the Syrian military is preparing to launch an operation to retake the oil fields currently occupied by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the eastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

No specific oil field was mentioned in the report by Al-Hosain; however, if an operation were to be launched by the Syrian military, it would likely focus on the Al-‘Umar Oil Field.

The Al-‘Umar Oil Field is one of the largest oil fields in Syria and strategically located along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

No further details were released about this reported buildup of Syrian troops.

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