The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have liberated the strategic city of al-Bukamal from ISIS, the Hezbollah-linked al-Mayadin TV channel reported few moments ago.
No details are available yet.
Earlier on Wednesday, the SAA and Hezbollah officialy met with Iraqi forces in at the Syrian-Iraqi border, south of al-Bukamal. Then, government troops liberated the Ratka oil field, Suwayyah, al-Hiri, Huwayjat Baghuz and entered the city.
Iraqi troops reportedly assisted the SAA in its avdance.
RT Arabic also says the city is liberated.
— RTarabic_Breaking (@RTarabic_Bn) 8 November 2017
The Hezbollah media wing in Syria says same.
— الاعلام الحربي مركزي (@C_Military1) 8 November 2017
This is the end of ISIS as a “terrorist state” in Syria. It’s just a common terrorist group now.