BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) is in serious trouble inside their last stronghold, Albukamal, as their forces find themselves nearly encircled in this part of the southeastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

Backed by heavy airstrikes from the Russian Air Force, the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces have begun mobilizing around the city for their upcoming attack that is geared to expel the Islamic State terrorists from Albukamal.

Since liberating 30 kilometers of territory northwest of Albukamal, the Tiger Forces have been sitting idly as their allies from the Russian Air Force conduct nonstop raids over the city in a bid to weaken the terrorist group’s resolve.

Unlike their previous attack that allowed them to briefly liberate Albukamal, the Syrian Arab Army will not be solely attacking from the southern and eastern parts of the city.

Instead, the Syrian Army will use their leverage northwest of Albukamal to sweep through the western suburbs of the city.

With all but the northern suburbs closed off to the Islamic State, the terrorist group will have no choice but to abandon the city before it is completely encircled.

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