BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – Earlier this week, the Syrian Arab Army liberated the Euphrates River island of Huwajat Saqr, located just east of Deir Ezzor city. Following this, army forces are now working on turning the island into a fortress.
At the present time, Syrian Army and Russian military engineers and logistical personnel are transforming Saqr Island into a huge mid-way base for the transfer of troops, heavy weapons and supplies to various fronts throughout the Deir Ezzor region.
With the Saqr’s liberation, the Syrian Army has not only tightened the noose on besieged Islamic State militants inside Deir Ezzor city, but also secured a springboard base for additional attacks.
To this end, the militarization of Saqr Island will help to facilitate ongoing Syrian Army operations on both the east shore of the Euphrates and in the eastern districts of Deir Ezzor city.