DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:45 P.M.) – After being left untouched since 2014, the ISIS mainland in Deir Ezzor province is now under treat by a pro-government fighting force which looks to lift a long-standing siege on the provincial capital.

Contrary to persistent reports throughout the week, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is yet to liberate the ISIS-held town of Hamimah although steady gains are underway towards the T2 Pumping Station in southern Deir Ezzor. However, clashes are ongoing on the perimeter of Hamimah where government troops have begun a large-scale assault.

Commanded by Brigadier General Rafiq Shahadeh, the SAA has deployed elements of the 1st, 4th, 11th and 18th divisions alongside the Republican Guards and Russian-trained 5th Legion to spearhead a military campaign which looks to thrust through the Islamic State’s interior lines, brushing aside any jihadist resistant in the process.

Assisting the SAA-led offensive are big numbers of foreign paramilitary contingents, including Hezbollah, the Popular Mobilization Units, Kata’ib al-Imam Ali, Harakat Al-Nujaba, 313 forces, Liwa Al-Quds and Liwa Fatemiyoun.

According to a military source close to Al-Masdar News, some 50,000 pro-government troops are stationed across the entire eastern Homs battlefield of which around 80% are Syrian.

Meanwhile, new reports emerged on Thursday suggesting a US military garrison and vetted Syrian rebel forces may evacuate the Al-Tanf pocket and join forces with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Hasakah province instead.

Nevertheless, the military source told AMN that US troops were yet to leave the region and called the rumours untrue. However, American forces may soon abandon their presence in southern Syria after the SAA cutoff their frontline with ISIS earlier this month, and then captured approximately 100 kilometers of ISIS-held border in the following weeks.

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The US, UK and France are the tigers of paper, they lost the war in Iraq (2003-2011), losing in Afghanistan and Yemen and now they want to take on Iran-Syria-Iraq-Hezb. I admire their pathetic bravery LOL. France is only doing what they always did from his history, what I mean the country of betrayal and shame, since François 1st they allied themselves with the muslims Ottoman Empire against their fellows Catholics until Napoleon, in the Thirty Years’ War they allied themselves with the protestant coalition against their fellows Catholics + they supported protestant rebellion in the others European countries while… Read more »
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Ah, France invaded Iraq in 2003? In what parallel universe? If you’re not even fucking able to be right on events that are 14y old only, don’t even hope being taken seriously about older history. You should also ask the Sunnis in AQIM, al-Murabitoun, An-Sardine (LOL), Boko-Haram and their friends about the paper tiger. Oooops, they do not answer to you? No surprise! They are dead. BTW, do you know that in 1900, Africa was Muslim at 99%? Now 54% is Christian and Animism and Voodoo are also back on tracks… And you should also straighten your facts : the… Read more »
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hollande is still devastated that his headchoppers had to leave eastern aleppo the ignorant clown screamed about human rights with this other lunatic merkel keep on laughing westerners concerned about children since when? l now we have another clown one day he says their is no alternative for assad and the next day he will back the americans on to the next catastrophe

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@Necro IslamoLeftist, France was not into the 3 recent wars You mentioned.

France always made opportunistic alliances when it was at odds with Germany and about to be fucked up. This has nothing to do with betrayal.

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Why aren’t the SAA employing para-troops to be deployed behind enemy lines to accelerate the push towards Deir Ezzur?

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Paratroopers behind enemies line could have worked 50 years ago but now that those ISIRAHELL terrorists have advanced missiles, its a suicide mission. I think this strategy they are employing is far better. The American terrorists will eventually pack and go.

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Syria hasn’t serious cargo aircraft and airborne armoured divisions. “Paratroopers behind enemies line could have worked 50 years ago but now that those ISIRAHELL terrorists have advanced missiles, its a suicide mission” => ROFL!!!! Actually, it’s the most secure way to drop BMDs and paratroopers than using choppers! Moreover, there are both Israeli and Russian systems to intercept such ATGMs before they hit, making heavy MBTs simply useless! And BTW, would Assad simply sign a peace treaty with Israel, he’d get Tsahal help and even Bibi’s political support as easily as snapping his fingers! And Putin will 100% approve! Well,… Read more »
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Yea right.. You take us for fools with your fairy tales? Everything you posted is nonsense and tripe.

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@ igybundy Not all he says is right. But much. The central European industrialized countries (France and Germany are the two biggest) have better prospects when following a continental geo-strategic outlook. Like Russia. And the Syrian war is largely about economics.

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The American airlift of jihadis from al-Tanf and al-Zuqf to al-Shaddadi may be an attempt to take Deir-ez-Zor from the north. SAA should beware and relieve DeZ before the Americans try and seize it.

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Really??? With their 100 free for hire Syrian terrorists and their us proxy masters? There are 10,000 syrian troops and NDF in dz.. Surrounded by an almost equal number of ISIS miscreants who used to be under the free syrian terrorist army..

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