According to Syrian Defence Ministry, the government forces established partial control over so called “Arak Triangle”, located east to Palmyra. The Syrian Army units backed by allied forces initiated attack on the strategic hilltops overlooking Arak gas fields, inflicting heavy losses to retreating militant’s near eastern oil wells. It is expected, the government forces to recapture the eastern part of the oil-fieldand then totally liberating the area.
The Defence Ministry also spread the military operation video footage. The video shows us the confident advance of the Syrian troops towards the besieged city of Deir Ezzor, firing on ISIS gatherings in the mountains.
After liberating Arak triangle, the advance towards As Sukhnah, located on Homs – Deir Ezzor highway will become the prior goal for the Syrian High Command. It should be mentioned, that As Sukhnah is the largest ISIS stronghold on the way to Deir Ezzor.
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