BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies kicked off their Albukamal offensive, today, after taking a short break to regroup in southeastern Deir Ezzor.
Backed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah, the Syrian Army attacked the Islamic State’s (ISIS) positions outside Albukamal in a bid to force the terrorist group to retreat from the northern axis of the city.
Video footage of the Syrian Army and their allies gathering around Albukamal for today’s attack was released by Hezbollah’s official media wing:
The Syrian Army and their allies have already made several advances around Albukamal, forcing the Islamic State forces to withdraw from a number of points.
More details to come as the battle progresses…