BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) Units from the Syrian Arab Army’s elite Tiger Forces have captured the entire ISIS pocket between the towns of Al-Salhiyah and Diban.

The Tiger Forces had besieged the pocket earlier this fall after their successful operation on ISIS’s former capital of Mayadeen before they were deployed to Deir Ezzor on a special mission to restore security to the embattled provincial capital.

Soon after clearing the city from militant presence, the Tiger Forces were tasked with rooting out ISIS from the villages between Mayadeen and the recently liberated city of Albukamal on the Iraqi border. Seizing this area will strip ISIS of its last remaining population centers in Syria expelling them to the unforgiving and inhospitable dunes of the Syrian Badiya where they will await their destined demise.

So far, the captured villages are Ajrama, Al-Safsafeh, Qaso Um Saba, Al-Jadleh, Al-Duwyar, Abu Jasem Canyon, Gharbiyah, Sabikhan, and Sourat Al-Kashmeh – all of which are located on the western banks of the Euphrates.

The Syrian command is looking to wrapping up the battle in eastern Syria before redeploying the bulk of the Syrian Army’s shock troops and offensive units to northern Syria in order to bring a decisive end to Al-Qaeda’s dominance over Idlib province.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 202
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    202
    Shares
ALSO READ  Syrian Army says rebels have not withdrawn from Idlib buffer zone

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.