BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – Whilst Syrian Arab Army units in Deir Ezzor city drove Islamic State fighters from three districts today, army troops on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River (north of the city) continued their own operation, chasing ISIS further up-river and securing another key town from the terrorist group.

Moments ago, the Syrian Army troops liberated the town of Janenah from Islamic State militants after twelve hours of clashes in and around the settlement.

The advance was made possible by yesterday’s securing of al-Husayniyah by pro-government forces – itself a tough battle that raged for an entire day.

By this advance, ISIS militants on the eastern Euphrates shore north of Deir Ezzor are now tightly jammed between the Syrian Army and US-backed, Kurdish-led militias moving south from Raqqa with only a few villages left to hold onto in between.

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Roger
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2017-10-17 18:18

Looks like the SAA really don’t want those oil fields on the other side of the Euphrates.

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2017-10-17 19:00
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The Kurds will likely demand more direct troop support from the US as the price of further advancing toward the SAA.

This would surely involve US many Body bags BUT without such support are the Kurds strong enough to confront the SAA ?

The next few days will be nail biting as the SAA moves to liberate Syrian lands.

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2017-10-17 20:46
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The oil fields will come back sooner or later. First, finish ISIS/AlQuaeda, then SDF.

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2017-10-18 10:20
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It is a race for the resources. Either to keep or for bargaining.