Forces of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued to their offensive to gain control of Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday, as the battle for the area continues between the SAA and the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants.

Backed by air support by Syrian and Russian air forces, the SAA targeted the IS positions using tanks and machine guns.

SAA reportedly managed to advance towards eastern Palmyra’s ‘Arak Gas Field, a strategic area held by IS, aiming to end the two year siege of Deir Ez-Zor.

The ‘Arak Gas Field is an imperative site located along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway; its capture would put the Syrian Arab Army in position to ISIL stronghold of Sukhnah.

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Oh! Ye unbelievers of little faith. I told you I saw Trump being dragged out of the White House and now he’s facing impeachment. In Scotland we have “seers” with the second sight.

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how many times before al masdar stated as fact the liberation of arak gas fields? you are starting to resemble MSM with your redundancies and inconsistancies