BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in the Badiya Al-Sham region of Deir Ezzor on Saturday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIS) last positions in this vast desert area.

Led by their 3rd Corps, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault on Saturday by storming the towns of Nayirat and Rashwani.

Not long after launching this attack, the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate not only Nayirat and Rashwani, but also the nearby town of Sawarim.

As the Islamic State prepared to launch a counter-assault to retake these areas, they quickly found themselves under heavy attack by the Russian Air Force.

From approximately 5 P.M. to 2 A.M. (local time), the Russian Air Force was hammering the Islamic State’s positions in the Badiya Al-Sham region, leaving the latter with no choice but to abandon their plans for a counter-assault.

The Syrian Arab Army is expected to resume their offensive in the next few hours, as they look to clear the last remaining areas still occupied by the Islamic State.


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