Russia Deploying Troops to Deir Ezzor Near Iraqi Borders – Report

A military convoy of tens of Russian forces and military vehicles has been dispatched to Albu Kamal region in Southeastern Deir Ezzor as the Syrian army continues cleansing operations against the ISIL in the region, militants’ media outlets claimed on Saturday.

The Arabic-language al-Baladi news channel affiliated to the militants in Syria reported on Saturday that the Russian forces have been deployed in regions near the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and US forces’ positions in Southeastern Deir Ezzor.

It added that the Russian forces have been for the first time deployed in the region after the Syrian army regained control of the Western banks of the Euphrates river.

Meantime, the Syrian army troops have started military operations against the ISIL in Badiyeh (desert areas) of Deir Ezzor.

The Syrian army had earlier reinvigorated its positions in al-Sayal region in Southeastern Deir Ezzor near Albu Kamal after sending military convoys.

The Syrian Army dispatched more fresh forces and military equipment to Southeastern Deir Ezzor on Wednesday to intensify attacks on ISIL’s movement and positions in the Eastern desert of Deir Ezzor.

The army forwarded tens of fresh soldiers and a large volume of military equipment to al-Sayal region near the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzor.

In the meantime, field sources said that the army has kept its soldiers on alert and has reinvigorated its combat-defense capabilities after ISIL’s sporadic attacks.

Meantime, the Syrian Air Force carried out a number of combat flights over the ISIL’s movements near Aweiraz Dam and a large region from the T2 Oil Pumping Station in Southwestern Deir Ezzor to the Eastern desert of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Eastern Homs.

ISIL suffered heavy casualties and it military hardware sustained major damage in the air raids.


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