Syrian government forces, allies launch new operation against ISIS

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September 5, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

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The Syrian Arab Army’s 1st Division, backed by Iraqi paramilitaries, Hezbollah and Liwaa Fatemiyoun, have launched a new operation from the Al-Dulayat area of southeast Homs to reach the Deir Ezzor Governorate, Al-Masdar News reported.

The initial drive by the pro-government forces has seen the liberation of approximately 17 km of territory near the Deir Ezzor provincial border, the report explained.

This has meant that the pro-government forces have reached the outskirts of the Al-Saraym Canyon near the Deir Ezzor provincial border, according to a military source speaking with Al-Masdar News.

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