Syrian army in a race with American militants to reach Deir Ezzor
10:41 - 09/09/2017
Information / Baghdad ...
The Syrian opposition is in a heated race with the Syrian forces to reach the city of Deir al-Zour on the border with Iraq for control, an Associated Press report said.
"The double battle being waged by both Syrian forces and gangs on the one hand and US-backed opposition insurgents with terrorist gangs points to the importance of this province, which is located in eastern Syria because it is rich in oil, which raises fears of conflict," the report said. Armed between the two parties in the end. "
"This race between the military sides to reach the Iraqi border will also be the regional dynamics to determine whether the United States, Russia and Iran have the greatest influence in that strategic region after the terrorist defeat," he said.
"US-backed forces are facing enormous challenges in reaching Deir Al-Zour, especially since they have been fighting for three months in the city of Raqqa, and they have liberated only 60 percent of them. Fighting in civilian areas remains difficult, and for the first time in three years, About the city of Deir al-Zour, which has the largest Syrian oil fields, whose revenues are vital for the empty treasury of the Syrian state. "
The report said that the so-called US-trained Self-Defense Forces and the military council of Deir al-Zour launched a military campaign under the American air cover on Deir al-Zour from the southeast province of Hasaka. Officials said the campaign had nothing to do with the government forces that arrived in the city earlier "He said.
For his part, Kurdish official in the self-defense forces Nawaf Khalil said that "the attack on the city may begin at any moment," adding that "the battle of Raqqa no longer need a lot of fighters."
"The city of Deir al-Zour is a major point of contact and a very important geographical area because it links several areas of Syria in western Iraq," Khalil said. Ending / 25 zhttp://www.almaalomah.com/2017/09/09/233034/