The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies backed by the Russian and Syrian air forces, continued advancing east of the Arak gas field and capture several points from ISIS 3 km east and north of the field, according to the Hezbollah media wing.
A report of the Iraqi Al-Ghadir TV channel, showed a large deployment of Russian troops in the Arak gas field area in order to support the SAA operation. It seems that Russia have deployed 152mm artillery units to provide fire support to Syrian forces.
In the southern part of the Deir Ezzor province, the SAA captured the strategic Hamima village located 30 km east of the T-2 station and 80 km from Al-Buqmal at the Syrian-Iraqi border.
According to pro-government sources, the SAA will liberate the T-2 station and the entire road between it and the T-3 station southeast of Arak gas field within few days.
????Russian & Syrian soldiers are fighting side by side against Daesh (ISIS) terrorists as they advance towards Al Sukhnah, Palmyra CS today pic.twitter.com/ljxrvtvp5Y
— M Green (@MmaGreen) 30 June 2017
A Syrian officer confirmed to the Al-Ghadir TV channel that the current goal of the SAA is to seize the heights on both sides of the Palmyra-Sukhna roa. The goal is to control the road to Sukhna. The road is very important for the transport of heavy weapons during the expected operation to break the Deir Ezzor siege.