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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army and their allies launched a new attack along the Deir Ezzor-Albukamal Road, Monday, striking the Islamic State’s (ISIS) positions directly west of the recently liberated T-2 Pumping Station.

Backed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah, the Syrian Arab Army pushed along the Deir Ezzor-Albukamal Road in a bid to clear the western axis of the T-2 Station.

According to a military source, the Syrian Army and their allies advanced at least 7km west of the T-2 Station, while also reaching the two towns of Baktal and Shammas after a fierce battle with ISIS.

As a result of this advance, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies are now less than 65km west of the strategic border-city of Albukamal.

Albukamal is now the de factor capital of the Islamic State’s so-called ‘caliphate’ – it was previously Al-Mayadeen.

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2017-10-31 04:42
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Surely a pincer movement by the SAA and allies from the west of Albukamal can be supplemented by the Iraqis attacking the nearby border area on the east to prevent ISIS from getting reinforcements and supplies.

Avi
Avi
2017-10-31 15:33

It would be nice if the writer of the article knew the difference between East and West.

Takuto
Takuto
2017-10-31 16:40
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Exactly. I observe this since some time already.

Gar
Gar
2017-10-31 18:08
Reply to  Takuto

Me three. “Westwards” really throws him as well. Anyhoo, good news & keep up the good work, Leith.