On November 9, Syria’s General Command of the Army and Armed Forces officially announced the liberation of the strategic city of al-Bukamal from ISIS.
The statement put an end to rumors that al-Bukamal is not liberated spreaded by opposition sources.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the city on November 8 and established a full control over it by November 9. Now, the SAA and its allies are working to secure the area and to remove IEDs.
The general command’s statement also epmhasized an importance of al-Bukamal as a logistical hub between the “allied countries”. This clearly refers to Iraq and Iran.