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Syrian Arab Army Successfully Advances Towards Deir ez-Zor

Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continues the offensive from eastern Homs to the city of Deir ez-Zor.
According to the military correspondents of Inside Syria Media Center, Some progress have been made in certain sectors of the front.
As of June 11, the Government troops liberated the strategically important settlement to the south of Palmyra. Servicemen of the 5th Army Corps liberated more than 2 km of the road near the strategic desert city of Arak (also spelled Urak or Araq, it is a village in eastern Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate situated on an oasis in the Syrian Desert along the road to Palmyra). A control is established over a number of heights that ensure the safety of the Arak Gas Fields to the west of the city. At the moment, SAA is about 4 km from Arak.

the Arak Gas Fields

At the same time, the terrorists are trying to transfer reinforcements, including those from the north-east, from the area of Raqqa, in order to halt the advance of the Syrian Arab army. To be recalled it that the corridors at work in this area. The opportunity to transfer reserves and reinforcements provided by the Western coalition and its Kurdish partners to ISIS terrorists significantly challenge operating environment in the east of Syria.
To destroy the militants the aviation of allies is actively used by the official Damascus. On June 5, for example, about 20 militants including Abu Al-Bakr Al-Karjatain, IS field commander, were killed near a mount to the east of Palmyra.
In addition, on June 9, a convoy of militants, including several armored vehicles, was destroyed using Syrian AF near Al-Suqqari village to the south of Palmyra. ISIS forces were forced to retreat from this region.
In the coming weeks Government army plans to organize a large-scale offensive in the province of Deir ez-Zor. To achieve this goal, the command of the Armed Forces has already moved up the reserves and achieved a twofold superiority in manpower and materiel. It is planned to use actively the aviation and the artillery.

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