Army pushes ahead to lift the siege on Deir Ezzor city

by James Tweedie
THE Syrian army is engaged in a race to lift Isis’s three-year siege of Deir Ezzor — hoping to beat the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to the strategically important city.
The SDF, which is backed by the US-led coalition, attacked south from their positions near Isis-held Raqqa, capturing two villages five miles north of ar-Rusafah.
But Syria’s Tiger Forces brigade took another settlement just two miles west of the ancient Roman town and important crossroads.
The army’s intention to leapfrog the SDF forces fighting the remnants of Isis in its self-declared... read more

 
19 June 2017 in Editorial, Views: 54
Source: Morning Star
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