BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:05 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) kicked off Friday morning with a bang, liberating several points that were under the Islamic State’s (ISIS) occupation along the Deir Ezzor-Mayadeen Highway.

Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army continued their push along the Deir Ezzor-Mayadeen Highway, killing and wounding scores of ISIS militants north of the terrorist group’s capital.

The Syrian Army was able to seize several heights that were overlooking the highway, putting them within striking distance of the northern gates of the Islamic State’s capital city.

In addition to the the advance by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division and 5th Legion resumed their offensive along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River; they are steadily progressing south towards the Al-‘Umar Oil Fields.

More details to come as the battle progresses today…

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