On November 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah secured the town of Suwayah south of the city of al-Bukamal and the town of al-Sukkariya north of the city, according to Syrian pro-government sources.
The pro-government blog al-Masdar News also reported that the SAA entered al-Bukamal again and captured a notable part of of it. However, these claims are yet to be confirmed by an official source.
From its side, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq announced that ISIS fighters destroyed a battle tank of the SAA west of al-Bukamal. Amaq also released photos of ISIS’ “Tank Hunters” destroying 2 bulldozers and a vehicle of the SAA with Soviet-made Konkurs ATGMs around al-Bukamal.
The remaining ISIS fighters inside al-Bukamal will likely try to flee the city through the Euphrates River in the upcoming days unless the ISIS leadership is willing to fight until death in Al-Bukamal, something we only seen before in the Iraqi city of Mosul.