BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a massive assault in western Deir Ezzor, Monday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIS) large pocket in the Badiya region near the Homs provincial border.

Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary), the Syrian Arab Army began the operation on Monday by pushing west of the strategic city of Al-Mayadeen in central Deir Ezzor.

The Syrian Army and their allies would swiftly advance through the vast Syrian Desert, pushing the Islamic State forces as far as 50 km away from Al-Mayadeen.

According to a military source in the Homs Governorate, the Syrian Army’s 5th Legion and their allies managed to liberate several points in western Deir Ezzor, including the town of Faydat Umm Muwaynah, which is located inside the Syrian Desert.

This latest advance by the Syrian Army comes just days after the Islamic State was reportedly preparing to launch an offensive to breakout of this region and enter the Euphrates River Valley.

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About time this pocket of so called Isis fighters got some serious attention. These Isis fighters are the ones the Russians stopped from using the 55km exclusion zone around the US base at Al-Tanf to take a holiday from fighting the SAA. They’re the ones that managed to survive even though all their supply lines and support systems were virtually destroyed by the SAA and the Russians. They’re also the ones the US sponsored rebels, that are trained, armed and supplied by the base at Al-Tanf, are supposed to have been fighting, but instead seemed to have only ever coordinated… Read more »