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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:45 A.M.) – On Friday evening, a source embedded with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) told Al-Masdar News that the Kurdish-led troops had finalized preparations for their Deir Ezzor offensive. This comes just days after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) lifted the long-standing siege of the provincial capital.

According to the source, the initial step of the coming offensive looks to push south along both banks of the Khabur River to dislodge ISIS militants from a string of towns in the southern countryside of Hasakah.

Once this stage is completed, the US-backed SDF hopes to reach the northern side of the Euphrates River to set Rojava’s (Syrian Kurdistan) future border with the SAA.

Hundreds of jihadist fighters are reported to have retreated from the Khabur River front in recent weeks to fight the SAA in Deir Ezzor city instead, thereby rendering ISIS’ frontline in southern Hasakah relatively weak and vulnerable to attacks.

However, the SAA – heavily backed by Russia – hopes to cutoff the SDF from their intended plans by pushing troops east across the Euphrates River to reach the border with Iraq. In effect, a race has begun between the rival parties to liberate territory from ISIS.

At the moment, the vast majority of the SDF’s manpower is tied up in the ongoing Euphrates Wrath campaign inside Raqqa city.
Click here for an interactive battle map of Syria for a better strategic understanding.

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Land grabbing by Kurds continue. Kurds don’t deserve any respect in future Syrian state. They could have earned a lot if they have played well (helping Syrian army and Syrian people against terrorism) but they ruined their reputation by backstabbing Syrians.

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Flay the Daeshbags

how have they backstabbed the Syrians? all they’re doing is occupying what the SAA had lost to the rebels and daeshbags.

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Under whose orders?!?
That’s you forgot to mention and is of extreme importance!!!

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Flay the Daeshbags

so you prefer that the terrorists continue their campaign of mass murder and enslavement?

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No dear hasbara agent, we dont prefer any terrorists, thats why we are winning the war, but we wont tolerate puppets either and there would be another war to get rid of the Kurds least they repent and swear loyalty to the Syrian Arab Republic, its president, its armed forces and stop being puppets of the ghetto stsate of Israhell and US

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assad is a first class c**t

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est338lapua

crawl back to your zionist toilet Daeshbag!! using a different account wont deceive cunnin readers

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So your only defense is name calling?

Daeshbag Sux is a french guy.

you’re just a turk who would enslave and murder the Kurds.

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seems like this website is infested with anti semitic turk and russain rats!!

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The T urds and their Biji Turdistan dream is just too simmilar with the ghetto state of israhell to be ignored, they have to be erased from Syrian soil and sent to overcrow the ghetto state

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Assad abandoned the Kurds, giving them no other choice than to pick up arms and protect their people. They’ve been fighting Daesh much longer than the SAA, which is known to have cooperated with Daesh in the first years of the war. Without the war effort and huge sacrifices made by the Kurds, Syria would look very different today.

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kurds don’t trust anyone – arabs, turks or russain rats

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Chauhan Chauhan

SAA START 3 OPERTAION 1. CROSS RIVER AND MOVE UPTO NORTH TO ROUND UP TIBNI AND MADAN CITY. 2ND MOVE EAST TOWARDS CITY OF AS SUWAR. 3RD SAA FROM HAMIMAH STAR TOPERATION TO MOVE TOWARDS AL MAYDEEN THEN TO WARDS TO ABU KAMAL SO LIKE THIS SDF WILL BE CUT OF TO RAECH DEEP IN DIER ZOR .MAIN GOAL IS AS SUWAR AND MADAN FROM CROSSING THE RIVER. SAA CAN FO IT . SAA FROM HAMIMIMAH ONCE CAPTURE AL MAYDEEN CAN EASILY BEISEGE ISIL IN BETWEEN DIER ZOR AND AL MAYDEEN.

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Los Kurdos deberían de narchar hacia el norte de Alepo para expulsar a los terroristas Turcos…, Cada ves me van descepcionando los Kurdos

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Fight bw. Assad and Kurds will be good. Keep going..

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hang all arabs – vive la kurdistan!

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The kurdish are nothing more than Trump and israeli sionist puppets. Biji Kurdistan my b***s.

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f**k off, filthy k**e. You joos can only steal (land), kill and lie. Hideous creatures of your psychopathic god. Now you use those kurdish imbeciles as your puppets, but the greater (isra)h**l is only your wet dream. Imbecile.

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Flay the Daeshbags

like it or not, the Israelis are the most stable government in the middle east. how many arab nations can say that?

you know why? because the arabs are divided along tribal lines while giving positions of higher power to loyalists and not to the most competent commanders.

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zionist fairy tales from Daeshbag sux account No 2

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thick as pig s**t

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After this I’m beginning to understand why Turkey has been so heavy handed on the PKK. I had supported the Kurdish cause and was even an outspoken supporter in the Marseille conference in 2000, because I was brainwashed by our Western media, especially the French, about the true nature and motives of these terrorists. It is now evident that they are Zionist surrogates with no principles or true identity. These terrorists must be stopped. Hafes and Bashar al-Assad did a fundamental mistake to pity these people and giving them support, shelter and Syrian citizenship to protect them from the Turkish… Read more »

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I agree with you, but how? Any attack on SDF would be considered against USA. US will defend them..

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death to assad, death to erdoğan – vive la rojava

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we all know the land between the nile and the euphrates belongs to the jews

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Daeshbag account No 3 you are busted

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wanker