BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began an operation in western Deir Ezzor on Sunday, targeting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) sleeper cells near the town of Al-Shoula.
On Monday, the Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces (NDF) reportedly moved several soldiers to the Iraqi border region, where they began conducting a combing operation inside the southeastern part of the Deir Ezzor Governorate.
According to a military source in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army was conducting this operation at the same time as the Iraqi Armed Forces.
The Iraqi Armed Forces launched their new operation against the Islamic State sleeper cells in the Al-Anbar, Salaheddine, and Nineveh governorates on Sunday.
The operation has already produced successful results for the Iraqi Armed Forces, as their troops have managed to destroy a number of terrorist hideouts near the Syrian border.