DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:20 P.M.) – Syrian Ministry of Defense has published video footage of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied paramilitary forces conducting a combat operation that ultimately led to reaching the Syrian-Iraqi border northeast of Al-Tanf border crossing.
The first video shows the firefights during the operation itself:
Next video depicts the aftermath of the operation, with SAA, Hezbollah and Iraqi paramilitary fighters actively establishing fortified positions in the desert area:
The number of soldiers and technical vehicles, including bulldozers, hints at Syrian Army’s firm intention to defend the salient in the frontline created by its yesterday’s manoeuvre.
Syrian military and allies reached Iraqi border on Friday in a stunning development, having crossed about 95 kilometres of desert terrain in a matter of a few days.
The operation, prepared and conducted secretly, came as a response to aggressive actions by US-led coalition and allied islamists in southeastern Syria.