BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) has regained control over the strategic border-city of Albukamal in southeast Deir Ezzor, today, after expelling the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies from the city.
According to a Syrian military report, their forces were unable to secure the northern part of Albukamal after the Islamic State withdrew to the city’s outskirts earlier this week.
ISIS kicked the Syrian Army and their allies out of the Al-Jalaa suburb on Saturday morning, paving the way for their forces to retake the southern portion of Albukamal not long after.
The terrorist group recently sent a large number of reinforcements from the northern part of Deir Ezzor to Albukamal after conceding those villages to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
With Albukamal once again under the Islamic State’s control, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies will attempt to push towards the city from the Al-Mayadeen axis in order surround the terrorist group from three different flanks.