This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria on October 20, 2017. Following the end of the operation in Raqqah, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have resumed their military operation against ISIS in the province of Deir Ezzor. The goal of this operation is to reach the border with Iraq and to capture the oil and gas infratructure located on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have the same goals in the area. This situation creates additional tensions between the SDF and the SAA.
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