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DAMSCUS, SYRIA (3:20 P.M.) – As the Syrian forces readies mass crossing of the Euphrates River, the Russian military has sent new self-propelled ferries to the oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor.

Footage filmed a couple of days ago shows PMM-2M ferries unloading at the coastal Khmeimim airbase in Syria and eventually transported to the country’s east.

PMM-2M is a self-propelled ferry vehicle used for transporting wheeled and tracked non-amphibious vehicles with a loaded weight up to 42.5 tons across wide water obstacles.

The deployment of the newly-arrived ferries is meant to assist the Syrian Army conduct a massive crossing to the eastern bank of the Euphrates with the aim to re-claim territories held by the Islamic State.

This will also most likely put the Syrian forces on a potential standoff with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

Tensions in the oil-rich province have escalated with the Kurdish militia taking over the country’s largest gas field in the northeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

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Floriangeyer
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This is a welcome sight.

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War is always the best testing ground for military equipment. The Russians sure are utilising it to the maximum.

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The Russian army is the only one to be there legally at the invitation of the legitimate Syrian government. So why would not she use it?

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She?

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Sorry, English is not my language.

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I do not think the original comment was negative, well I hope not anyway. Chill out.

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Dr. James Padgett

Any benefit that the Russians can derive from their super generous assistance to Syria is WONDERFUL. God bless Russia and multiply back to it every dollar it has expended to assist Syria.

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lets not forget that JewSA bombed the bridges in D Ezzor to help, sorry correction, to stop ISIS

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I would surmise that as the USA was cheating by backing both the SDF and some ISIS groups, the latter who gave the SDF and Kurds free passage into Deir Ezzor that the “deconfliction” zones created by the SDF seizing territory in Deir Ezzor would be invalid.

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Bravo!!! A week late though.