BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:38 A.M.) – Islamic State forces have launched a huge offensive against the Syrian Army across Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor, attacking government positions at two important cities and a key base.

According to military-affiliated sources, ISIS first sent a large assault group to hit the Syrian Army and allied paramilitary groups at the T-2 military airbase which, despite reports from opposition sources, has not yet been overrun.

Clashes are ongoing and to this effect dozens of Islamic State militants have been killed so far; likewise however, the Syrian Army and pro-government armed groups too have endured high losses, not far behind those of the terrorist group.

More recently, ISIS began storming Syrian Army positions at and between the Euphrates cities of Al-Mayadeen and Abu Kamal – so far no advances have been reported. Here, just like at the T-2 site, intense firefights are ongoing.

Updates to follow.

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jmNZ

How come these tiny pockets of ISIS survive with the mighty US coalition everywhere?
This sounds like a repeat of a few years ago, where the “coalition” were allegedly bombing ISIS to oblivion – but they actually continued growing!
Then the Russians cleared them out in a few months.
We know who really fights ISIS – and who supports them.

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just saying

Of course, the US chopper that recently crashed near Qaim has nothing to do with it. How many US troops are among ISIS fighters?

You can call me AL
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You can call me AL

Spot on……That chopper that crashed was only 1 out of 4 that were on the trip, the other 3 obviously were successful in sending a few special ops mercenaries + a h**l of a lot of weapons. Vile Yank b’stards

James
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How does ISIS manage to get such a large foothold as this? Were they not detected amassing forces or did they break out of an area of encirclement? I could imagine the border would be porous, but surely they would be detected and info relayed to command.

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Unless they 1. self organize in protected areas (say: US controlled) 2. plan the attack from different directions 3. know exactly how to avoid intermediate check points 4.have accurate weather forecast and attack during sandstorm to minimize air strikes.
American intel, anyone?

Deo Cass
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Deo Cass

They are all coming from Al-Tanf. They are heavily armed and well trained by the US/Zionist tyranny at the same Al-Tanf base. Unless the Syrian government forces and especially Russia blast that US/Zionist occupation force from there there can be no peace in Syria. It is clear what the US tyranny has in mind: Use ISIS as storm troopers to take over the most vital Syrian government assets in Deir Ezzur and the surrounding areas to then ISIS will hand over the invaded areas to the US tyranny which would be depicted as the fight against ISIS, as had happened… Read more »

Ryan
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Ryan

Nothing really surprises me anymore. Anyone who REALLY wants to know whats going on should definitely check this out, its a pretty scary warning from a history and religion professor. Pretty d**n eye opening: https://ancientprophecy.weebly.com/