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Syrian Government Forces Take Control Of 85 km Of Border With Iraq, Enter Deir Ezzor Province


Syrian Government Forces Take Control Of 85 km Of Border With Iraq, Enter Deir Ezzor Province
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) announced that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has taken control of 85 km of the Syrian-Iraqi border.
According to SOHR, the SAA is now in only 12 km from the strategic T-2 station that lies 70km west of Al Bukamal city near the Syrian-Iraqi border. Opposition sources confirmed on Saturday that SAA has already managed to enter the borders of Deir Ezzor province.
Meanwhile, US-led coalition warplanes continued bombing ISIS in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor. Opposition sources claimed that 8 civilians lost their life as a result of a US air strike on Muhaimadia village in the western Deir Ezzor countryside.
The US-led coalition has killed Fawaz Muhammad Jubayr al-Rawi – an ISIS Finance official – in an air strike on Al Bukmal city at the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Opposition sources claimed that SAA is planning to attack Al Bukamal after liberating of the T-2 station. However, it’s unlikely that the SAA will attack the city – which is considered one of the main ISIS strongholds in Syria – before lifting the siege from Deir Ezzor.

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