Syrian Army and allies reach Iraqi border near ISIS-held Al-Bukamal


November 6, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

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Deir Ezzor, Syria  – The Syrian Army (SAA) and their allies Hezbollah and the Iranian-organized Fatemiyoun, have reached the Iraqi border just to the southwest of the ISIS-held town of al-Bukamal in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province.

Following the withdrawal of the predominately Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Units militia from al-Qaim with the Iraqi Army taking over security of the town, [al-Qaim is an Iraqi town directly opposite al-Bukamal] pro-Syrian government forces have set their eyes on liberating the last major town that ISIS controls.

Pro-government forces must liberate Akash fields before they can set their eyes on al-Bukamal.

Al-Bukamal will prove to be difficult to take as most ISIS fighters withdrew from al-Qaim before Iraqi forces arrives.

Some reports suggest that ISIS are withdrawing from al-Bukamal, but that remains to be seen if it true or not. 

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