The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has liberated an Iraqi border region in southeast Syria, today, following a fierce battle against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS).

Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah, the Syrian Arab Army was able to completely overwhelm the remaining Islamic State terrorists south of the Humaymah area this evening.

With ISIS struggling to hold their ground, the Syrian Army and their allies managed to liberate the Bir Tayyarah and Bir Umm Salabikh regions.

Following the liberation of these areas in southern Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Army and their allies finally cracked the last Islamic State defenses to reach the Iraqi border.

Once they reached the Iraqi border, the Syrian Army and their allies were greeted by Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units).

In addition to reaching the Iraqi border, the Syrian Army and their allies also managed to reach the eastern part of the Tanf region’s Green Zone.

This part of the Green Zone is controlled by the U.S. Coalition forces and has been since they constructed their base in this region in 2016.

For the Syrian Arab Army this is a major victory over the Islamic State, as the latter constantly launched hit-and-run attacks on their forces from this region.

Furthermore, the Syrian Arab Army has been able to finally secure the strategic Humaymah area and T-2 Pumping Station.

These two sites in rural Deir Ezzor had been contested since the Syrian Arab Army recaptured them from the Islamic State last year.

Below are two photos of the Syrian troops meeting up with Hashd Al-Sha’abi on the Iraqi border:

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Photo credit: National Defense Forces
The National Defense Forces (NDF) meet up with Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi troops along the border.
Photo credit: National Defense Forces
The National Defense Forces (NDF) meet up with Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi troops along the border.
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What about the coalition airstrikes that killed SAA and Iraqi soldiers near Abu Kamal, 50+ dead already, where the breaking news? I was worried this might happen, though I thought it would be the French artillery doing the damage, not the US Airforce, SCUMBAGS.

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:05 P.M.) – Israel carried out the deadly attack in southeast Syria that killed over 40 personnel from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi, an unnamed U.S. official told CNN.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) declined to comment to CNN regarding the attack.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-us-official-says-israel-was-behind-attack-on-syrian-iraqi-troops/

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Thanks for the update. That explains why the US kept denying they were responsible. This is about the only area in Syria that doesn’t have a Druze presence and the last area I would’ve expected the Israelis to attack, the fact that they did is telling us something very important is expected to happen here. The SDF, Iraqi’s, French, Italians, and US special forces are all close by Hajin city [across the river from Abu Kamal] and the Israelis are flying just south of there, that’s a lot of invited [unwelcome] guests don’t you think. And I suspect the Israelis… Read more »

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God is the best of all planners – a blessed unity against zio terrorists