BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:55 A.M.) – US-backed forces have captured two towns and a key oilfield in the east Syrian province of Deir Ezzor amid a new offensive push aimed at expelling Islamic State fighters from their last strongholds throughout the region.

According to opposition and some pro-government sources, fighters of the Coalition-led Syrian Democratic Forces captured on Tuesday the towns of Abu Hardub and Hasiyat Adib as well as the Marad oilfield on and near the eastern shore of the Euphrates River in the province of Deir Ezzor.

The recent advance is part of a new offensive push by pro-Coaltion forces to regain the strategic initiative in Deir Ezzor provice and capture the strategic Shaitat tribal region, the center point of which is the large town of Abu Hammam.

About one week ago, US-backed fighters launched an offensive to drive ISIS militants from the Shaitat tribal region, however after several days of heavy battle, terrorist forces managed to repel the assault and maintain their positions on the east Euphrates shore.

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