DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:05 A.M.) – The US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ have virtually met up with the Russian-backed Syrian Arab Army (SAA) after scoring a large advance, Thursday, through the oil-rich desert directly east of Deir Ezzor’s provincial capital.

After ISIS insurgents reportedly withdrew from the area without a fight, SDF units managed to dash southwards of their positions on the M7-highway and capture the Tabiyeh and Al-Isba oil and gas fields in a remarkable coup.

This advance brings Kurdish fighters within a couple kilometers of SAA troops that are simultaneously expanding their beachhead east of the Euphrates River.

Earlier in the day, a separate eastern SDF pincer towards the Khabur River saw SDF forward units overrun three villages and come within striking distance of Al-Suwar, a key junction town and ISIS stronghold near the border with Iraq.

According to a SAA source close to Al-Masdar News, Major General Suheil Al-Hassan had otherwise hoped to capture the aforementioned fields but was obstructed by a powerful ISIS counter-offensive on Tuesday.

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Makne
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Well their masters ordered them (IS) to get out and so they did. What are the kurds doing over there is the question. And when SAA and their allies destroy IS what will happen to them (kurds)?

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That will be the end of the walk in the park, because the so called SDF turned NATO-crime syndicates mercenaries will face the SAA.
Personal I hope the Kurds in the ranks of the NATO-crime syndicates mercenary force will be smart enough to understand there are two ways to go; Listen and learn or be dumb and face extinction.

Idio--cracy
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I have been wondering about the probability of this as well.

Solomon Krupacek
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Sure. And when did the same in Aleppo countryside, then the SAA ordered them?

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Shalom, shalom, my joo friend. You should know the best, beasts from (isra)Hell control all this theatre.

Pater
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You really do get paid for your stupid trolling on every possible website, Jew?

Igor
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Zionist murderer.

Malkiel
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The Kurds will be only sad clowns in this circus.

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is there any doubt that ISIS and the T urds are working in coordination to Partition Syria? T urds should be gassed just as a reminder not toact like puppets

Idio--cracy
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it is strange that the kurds forget that is was the usa that provided saddam the gas he used.

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Gassed? Definately not. Syria does not possess any gas and gas does not do the job well anyway. There are more efficient means to deal with the Western Zionist colonial Kurdish slaves. A thermobolic bomb is one such weapon. The Kurds have not done any fighting except when they bomb Syrian army positions from a distance. They use their ISIS allies for direct combat against the Syrian government forces. Time for the Kurdish Western colonial slaves to see what a true combat against true Syrian warriors is. The Kurds will sh…t in their pants. They’re only actors posing for photos.… Read more »
Malkiel
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Ha-Ha. 🙂 “T urds” are very precisely named. Kurdish T urds, T urdish Kurds. 🙂

Malkiel
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ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, JFS, HTS, Free Salafist Army, SDF ……. How many terrorist groups will the US create?

hestroy
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Fucking traitors! Useful idiots! Thieves!

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Some sources say it is still not confirmed.

TheObserver
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As I’ve said the SDF still hasn’t seized Raqqa completely yet even though the Americans have basically flattened the city by aerial bombing but they get an easy run to Deir Ezzor. In the meantime, the SAA and allies had to face suspiciously more activity around Syria, including that in de-confliction zones, while ISIS threw the brunt of their forces to prevent the SAA and allies crossing the Euphrates River while allowing the former’s oil lifeline to fall into the hands of the SDF and the Americans.
Suspicious, no???

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Score 1 for the bad guys today … but this is just a momentary setback. Syria will get back her whole country … one way or another. Plan “B” has always been to partition off the oil-rich areas of Southeastern Syria and push for Greater Kurdistan. This goal of the partitioning of Syria is to keep the Assad government weak through controlling the oilfields and thus starving it of the needed income to rebuild while allowing the U.S. to build forward bases in the proposed Kurdistan. http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/now-things-are-serious-syria/ri20964 U.S. Diplomat Brett McGurk, recently met with local tribal dignitaries of the area… Read more »
RamboDave
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These girls from Kurdistan, so far far away from home, are spread very thin out there in that oil field driving around in their Humvees. The oil field is 15 miles long. The SAA should just drive over there. If they are fired upon, these Kurds will receive a dose of some heavy artillery in return coming back from across the river in Deir Ez Zor.

The SAA has to draw the line right here, right now. That oil is needed to rebuild Syria.
Here is a link to a good map of the oil fields.
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.341175&lon=40.284462&z=13&m=b&show=/32068643/Tabiyeh-oil-field

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The oil and gas belongs to Syria not the colonial Zionist tyrants and their Kurdish slaves. The Syrian government forces need to fight the Kurds who are now officially terrorists and should be treated as such. Syria is officially at war against the Kurds after the Kurds officially declared war on Syria by stating that there there is no place for the Syrian government in the US colonial Kurdish invaded territories.

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The oil fields do not belong to ISIS. They never did. They belong to the Syrian people and its elected government. The Syrian gocernment troopshave to treat the Western colonial slaves, the Kurds as ISIS. Period.

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I called it. Why not allow the direct democracy and co-operative economic methodology of Northern Syrians become the model for SW Syria? Damascus simply needs to give way to more democracy for Syrians.

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The problem for the US and the Kurds is threefold.

1. The area of the oil fields is definitely a part of Syria.
2. The US presence in Syria is illegal.
3. Turkey is not in favour of an independent Kurdish nation as a neighbour.

Lets hope the Kurds and US will respect international law rather than start a war with Syria and its allies.

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It is just an excercise in mass deception. The Kurds have taken no oil fields. ISIS are still there these are the facts. They can pose a Kurds but they are ISIS. So go Sria and retake what’s yours and of the Syrian people. Your oil and gas fields.