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.