BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has launched another powerful assault inside the eastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate this morning, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions west of Albukamal.

ISIS began the assault by storming the Syrian Army’s defenses near the small town of Al-Jalaa; this would result in a fierce battle that is still ongoing.

No gains have been reported thus far.

The Islamic State is attempting to establish a presence inside of Albukamal, which is an important border-city they lost late last year to the Syrian Army.

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