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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – Forward units of the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reached to within just several kilometers of the strategic city of Deir Ezzor according to the latest available reports being spread on social media.

Both pro-SDF and pro-government social media sources are claiming that today the SDF managed to wrest control of the 113th Brigade Base as well as the grain and cotton storage centers within the Deir Ezzor industrial area.

If these reports are true, then Kurdish-led forces are now less than five kilometers from Deir Ezzor city which sits on the western bank of the Euphrates River.

The main strategic objective of the SDF’s Deir Ezzor offensive has not yet been made clear by any official Coalition-linked or Kurdish YPG-linked media outlets and thus remains vague.

Late last night, ISIS announced that it had launched a counteroffensive against SDF units advancing towards the eastern bank of the Euphrates in Deir Ezzor. Since then, Islamic State-linked media has made several claims regarding the successful employment of car bomb attacks against Kurdish forces along the Deir Ezzor to Abu Kasab highway.

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jmNZ
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jmNZ
2017-09-12 20:04

Crossing of the Euphrates by the SAA is now urgent.

Malkiel
Malkiel
2017-09-12 19:31

These Kurdish scum without shame occupy a territory where neither Kurd lives.

Syria Forever
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Syria Forever
2017-09-12 23:18
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What is going on there is an ethnical cleansing. The Kurdish kill everything not to their liking as they do since back in the 90th in northern Iraq. Thousands of Turkmen, Arabs, Yezidi, Aramaic… been expelled from their homes and/or killed.

Malkiel
Malkiel
2017-09-12 23:53
Reply to  Syria Forever

Kurdish new USfriends can work well in ethnic cleansing. For example, originally Serbian Kosovo. Currently Albanian “independent” narco-state, created with the help of the CIA, and the “b****y” Madeleine Albright to smuggle drugs from Afghanistan to Europe and privatizing the Kosovian economy into American hands. And 250,000 Serbs disappeared.

Syria Forever
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Syria Forever
2017-09-13 01:56
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I was in that war. I saw a lot in my life but after the Yugoslavian war I needed quite some time to get pictures out of my head.
The war in Yugoslavia, organized and orchestrated by Germany and Austria, was no war. It was a long lasting blood ritual.

Pete
Pete
2017-09-13 10:39
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That has absolutely nothing to do with anything.

Pete
Pete
2017-09-13 10:39
Reply to  Syria Forever

That’s utter nonsense, and pure racist propaganda. Kurds are the most democratic people in Syria by a country mile.

Pete
Pete
2017-09-13 10:37
Reply to  Malkiel

Don’t be silly. SDF is Syrian, so is YPG. Take your racism somewhere else.

Flay the Daeshbags
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Flay the Daeshbags
2017-09-12 18:49

the bright side to this is that they’ll divert the daeshbags from the SAA front.

Syria Forever
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Syria Forever
2017-09-12 23:21

They are one and the same! Today they fly the Daesh flag, tomorrow the Kurdish. There are no freedom fighters in Syria! There is the SAA and confederates. All the rest are terrorists!

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2017-09-12 22:56
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I never trusted these kurdish militias. Once ISIS is over, it needs to be the SDF’s turn, even if we have to be allies with the turks and their proxies…

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Deo Cass
2017-09-12 23:12

Those who think that the SDF or their American Zionist masters are fighting ISIS are being deceived big deal. Most of the so called SDF forces are rebranded ISIS terrorists with a large Iraqi Kurdish Peshmarga component. ISIS or SDF under cover are only contrasting the Syrian government forces. The Zionist colonial Kurdish scum are in fact now officially just 5km away from Deir Ezzur City and they fully control the important economic hub of Deir Ezzur, the industrial zone and the large military installation there. This is officially, but in effect they never fought for them. ISIS simply changed… Read more »

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Datuk Bandar
2017-09-13 03:55

Rate Article :       Wrong and now turning to lies. I quoted the “official” statements here already. Just read them on ANHA or ANF yourself. Additionally, we got not only MIT trolls but obvious rascists here according to the ‘comments’. Anyway, the following are some quotes from todays statement: The Deir ez-Zor Military Council announced the launch of ‘Operation Cizire Storm’ on 9 September 2017 and according to the council its objective is to liberate all the remaining areas of the Cizire region and the eastern part of Deir ez-Zor, in other words the east of the Euphrates River. IMPORTANCE… Read more »

Khalid
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2017-09-13 07:00
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the us backed sdf id make it clear…. the do want want the syrian army east of the euphrates rivers… thats their strategic plan

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Вуковар
2017-09-13 09:55

KOF – Kurdish Occupational Forces