Syrian Army blitzes last ISIS towns between Albukamal, Mayadeen


The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in the southeastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate, today, striking the last towns occupied by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) forces between the cities of Al-Mayadeen and Albukamal.

Led by the 4th Division on one side and the Tiger Forces on the other, the Syrian Arab Army flanked the Islamic State’s positions this morning, scoring a new advance against the terrorist group.

As a result of this advance, the Syrian Army’s 4th Division is within 15 km of reaching the Tiger Forces’ front-lines near the southeastern countryside of Al-Mayadeen.

The Syrian Army launched this operation to close the Islamic State pocket shortly after liberating Albukamal this past weekend; thus far, they seized several villages and towns near the Iraqi border-crossing.

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