DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:10 PM) – Backed by several paramilitary allies, the Syrian Arab Army made an impressive advance in the Syrian desert along the Syrian-Iraqi borders in the direction of Deir Ezzor entering the oil-rich province for the first time in years since the fall of the Syrian Badiyah in the hands of the Islamic State terrorists.

On the route of the advance, the Syrian Armed Forces captured Ard Al-Washash, Al-Waer Dam, Al-Waer Canyon region, and much of the desert near the T2 Pumping Station. The latest advances leave the government forces less than 25 km from the T2 Base in Deir Ezzor’s southeastern countryside and some 100 km away from ISIS’s stronghold of Albukamal which many consider to be the terror group’s new capital following the siege (and fated fall) of Raqqa by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

As it stands, the SAA is now 120 km from the besieged city of Deir Ezzor from its southern flank, 135 km from Palmyra axis, and 115 km from the Raqqa axis in what seems to be a race by the different SAA formations to reach the desperate city in as little time as possible as ISIS hammers its resilient defenders with an offensive after the next hoping to break it before the allied troops lift the siege.

Should the Syrian Army reach Deir Ezzor, the Islamic State’s presence in Syria will be challenged. The terrorist group knows it, and will muster the bulk of its power for this apocalyptic battle that will permanently change the dynamics of the Syrian war- hopefully bringing the tortuous war to its long-awaited end.

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Daeshbags Sux
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If only Syria had aviation in 636AD! The jihadists of that time behaved exactly like IS, BTW. And they already ravaged and sacked the Aleppo governorate, taking s*x slaves, killing, looting and raping.

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hestroy

Yes, yes like the biblical joos.

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lawmann josto

absolutely great.Well done SAA.

piet saman
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piet saman

Because of their precance in Deir ezzor city and airport they technical never left the province ….right ?

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If they’re racing to Deir ez Zor, I’d hate to see them taking their time!

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I am sure your invaluable experience in video games and of viewing Hollywood movies would be welcomed by the SAA Janjak.

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ziad welds

hahahahahah common now thats not fair,,he also got COD3 under his belt ,the saa high command really needs to hear him out