BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful attack along the western bank of the Euphrates River this morning, targeting the strategic Al-Baghiliyah District that is situated just north of the provincial capital.
Led by detachments from the Republican Guard and Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate the entire Al-Jazeera University campus after a fierce battle with the so-called Islamic State (ISIL).
With Al-Jazeera University under their control, the Syrian Army turned their attention to the Islamic State’s last positions inside the Al-Baghiliyah District.
Within hours of launching their assault, the Syrian Arab Army had taken full control of the Al-Baghiliyah District, forcing the remaining Islamic State terrorists to flee the area in order to avoid being overrun.
Al-Baghiliyah was one of the Islamic State’s main targets in their 2015 offensive that saw their forces capture the Ayyash Storage area and much of the district.