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Syrian Army, Hezbollah reach two new towns in west Deir Ezzor, 65km to Albukamal

 

The Syrian Arab Army and their allies launched a new attack along the Deir Ezzor-Albukamal Road, Monday, striking ISIS positions directly west of the recently liberated T-2 Pumping Station.

Backed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah, the Syrian Arab Army pushed along the Deir Ezzor-Albukamal Road in a bid to clear the western axis of the T-2 Station.

According to a military source, the Syrian Army and their allies advanced at least 7km west of the T-2 Station, while also reaching the two towns of Baktal and Shammas after a fierce battle with ISIS.

As a result of this advance, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies are now less than 65km west of the strategic border-city of Albukamal.

Albukamal is now the de facto capital of the ISIS’ so-called ‘caliphate’ – it was previously Al-Mayadeen.

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