BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 P.M.) – Not long after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recovered several points in Deir Ezzor, the Islamic State launched another powerful assault that targeted the military airport, Junayd District, Panorama Roundabout, and provincial cemetery.

However, unlike their previous attacks during this offensive, the Islamic State concentrated a large number of their fighters at the Deir Ezzor Cemetery, where the Syrian Arab Army was least prepared for a third assault.

ISIS has reportedly sent wave after wave of combatants towards the cemetery and airport this afternoon, hoping to achieve another break-through amid the fierce resistance from the Syrian Armed Forces.

According to a military source, the Syrian and Russian air forces have been launching nonstop airstrikes over Deir Ezzor since 4:00 A.M. (Damascus time) this morning; this has resulted in the death of a large number of terrorists, including the Harakat Al-Muthanna leader Naji Al-Musalimah.

Intense clashes are still ongoing at several axes in Deir Ezzor, as the Islamic State attempts to revive their offensive against the Syrian Arab Army inside this desert province in eastern Syria.

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Janjak Desalin 1804
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As I said before, they’re gon’na keep comin’!

I don’t think even Kuweires came under such intense and sustained pressure.

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Stern Daler

Yes – but that is IMHO because both side have committed more reserves there. Deir Ezzor has complete resources for a possible continuation of the fight after IS is eventually displaced from Raqqa, Mosul and other places. It is a center of oil industry, has food, a sizable population and only one SAA outpost is left.

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Problem is is that the Syrian Army hardly ever accomplishes major war-worthy kills of the terrorists. It seems to mainly fight just enough to stop the offensives of the rebels. It should have gone after them much more from the beginning and it should not have been involved in so much dialogue and shuffling the rebels to other parts of Syria, like Idlib.

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samculpak

Daesh desperately needs a victory soon and therefore throwing everything and the kitchen sink into this fight. They are being washed away at Palmyra, in Al Bab holding the ground due to the total lack of strategy of Turkey and being beaten in Mosul.

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Janjak Desalin 1804

Third article on Deir ez Zor, so far today, and eighth in two days.
I’d say it’s intensifying!

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Aim for their bellies!

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gfsdyughjgd .

Erdogan is totally uncontrollable he will cause the flattening of Damascus.Most recently he joint Israel on removing of legitimate President of Syria.Why is Erdogan not concentrating on fixing his coup.Why is Erdogan so actively involve in Syria and Iraq.This two countries are sovereign countries.Turkey has become a terrorist transit and Hub.

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Mohammad Rahman

One United Submission to One “One Allah”…..