DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:20 P.M.) – Moments ago, a joint pro-government fighting force – spearheaded by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) – entered the Islamic State bastion of Abu Kamal after pushing across the border from the newly liberated city of Al-Qaim, thrusting deep inside Syrian territory.

According to preliminary reports, Abu Kamal is already surrounded from its western and eastern flank while Iraqi and Syrian forces have penetrated the southern suburbs of the ISIS-held city, anchored on the Euphrates River in southern Deir Ezzor.

Heavy clashes continue as we speak with some ISIS militants trying to set up a last stand in Abu Kamal while others have abandoned their posts upon the sight of a massive Iraqi-led fighting force arriving at the southern gates of the city.

According to Al-Masdar News correspondent Ibrahim Joudeh, it is expected that Iraqi forces will hand over control of Abu Kamal to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) once it has been fully secured from ISIS.

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The US likely has a humanitarian mission to rescue the US Foreign Legion ISIS Terrorists who are fleeing in operation now. The US looks after her own 🙂

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US is in a habit to drop not rescue ex allies and foreign mercenaries..

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wheeh! what a riot.

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Fantastic news. The end for ISIS in both Iraq and Syria is near.
While the Iraqis have tamed their Kurds for the time being, the SAA and allies will eventually have to tackle their American backed Kurds, the FSA, al Qaeda/al Nusra/HTS and the Turks. Now if the SDF/Kurds would agree to settle for more autonomy for their people in a federal Syria then they and the Syrian Government could tackle the other groups easier for greater success.

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