Exclusive || Syrian Army liberates all ISIS-held area along western bank of Euphrates

The Syrian government forces have finally managed to re-claim all territories held by the Islamic State along the western bank of Euphrates, thus expanding the buffer zone around the eastern city of Deir Ezzor.

Led by the SAA’s elite Tiger Forces and supported by heavy Russian airstrikes, the Syrian troops re-took the villages of Al-Jabber and Al-khamiesiah, linking up with the Army units in Ghanim Ali town which is located in eastern Raqqa countryside.

“The entire ISIS-controlled areas expanding between western Deir Ezzor and eastern Raqqa countryside have been liberated. IEDs and explosives planted by the terrorists have also been demined,” a military source told Muraselon.

The Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces spearheaded the Syrian forces which had lifted the 3-year long siege on Deir Ezzor earlier this September and secured the way up to Raqqa province.

Having liberated more than 50 villages and towns, 20 mountains and hilltops, the battled-hardened Tiger Forces have now ended its mission in eastern Syria and will be re-deployed to another frontline.

Meanwhile, the race for Syria’s eastern oil fields continue with the US-backed Deir Ezzor Military Council militants taking over al-Azba and Koniko oil companies, located in the northeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

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