Syrian army liberates the entire city of Albu Kamal

The Syrian Central Military Information Agency and sources in the field announced that the Syrian government forces liberated on Sunday the entire city of Albu Kamal in the province of Deir al-Zour in eastern Syria from the grip of the organization Daesh. This was reported by RT.

“The Syrian army and its allies are liberating the city of Albu Kamal on the Syrian-Iraqi border in the south-eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor completely,” Central Military Intelligence said in a tweet published on Sunday at its Twitter account.

He stressed in this context that “the Syrian army and its allies have been expelled from the last bastion of his stronghold on Syrian territory.”

A Syrian field commander confirmed in an interview with Sputnik that this important progress was made. “The Syrian army destroyed the remnants of the organization’s armed men, who called on those who infiltrated into the city of Albu Kamal with support from the international coalition planes against the US-led Daesh, Enabled them to return to Albu Kamal two days after the Syrian army officially announced the restoration of the city. ”

The military commander pointed out that the engineering units are currently conducting combing operations to dismantle the IEDs, bombs and mines left by the militants “Daesh” inside Albu Kamal.

Earlier in the day, Central Military Information reported that the Syrian army controls more than 85 percent of the city, amid “about 150 armed fighters from the remnants of the organization urging the remaining in Albu Kamal to the east of the Euphrates through tunnels.”

The media pointed out that “some of them surrender themselves to the forces of Syria’s democracy,” which is active in the region with the support of the international coalition.

It is noteworthy that the city of Albu Kamal, which is very close to the Iraqi border and belonging to the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor is one of the main points used by “Daesh” to move between Iraq and Syria, and has seen in recent period violent clashes between the organization on the one hand and the Syrian army and its allies, including the Russian Air Force and elements “Hezbollah” and the “Iraqi popular crowd”, on the other hand.

The Syrian army announced for the first time the liberation of Bu Kamal on November 10, but the militants later launched a counter-attack on government forces and their allies and took over large tracts of the city, prompting some media to say that the “dodder” regained control.

On November 12, the Russian defense ministry denied reports that the organization had been re-establishing control of the city of Albu Kamal, the last bastion of the terrorist organization in eastern Syria.

Last Tuesday, the ministry published pictures of the withdrawal of terrorist convoys a few kilometers from Albu Kamal towards Wadi al-Sobha on the Syrian-Iraqi border.

According to the ministry, the operation of the Syrian armed forces to liberate Albu Kamal, with the support of the Russian Air Force, revealed the facts of direct cooperation and support of terrorists by the US-led international coalition.

The US-led coalition accused the US-led coalition of being behind the counter-terrorism operation, but in fact provides cover for terrorist “terrorist” groups to promote US interests in the Middle East.