The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are competing for the oil and gas fields on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.
According to pro-ISIS sources, the terorrist group is clashing with SAA units that crossed to the eastern bank near Mayadin city. ISIS aims to stop the government advance near Dabyan village. Thus, government troops most likely make attempts to create a foothold for a further push in the area.
So far, it is not clear if the SAA could strengthen its positions on the eastern bank near Mayadin. There is a significant chance that SAA units may be forced to retreat back to the western bank.
At the same time, the SDF reportdly launched an advance east of the Jafra oil field and its reconnaissance units deployed in about 8km from the strategic Omar oil fields.
If ISIS continues focusing on the SAA that tries to develop momentum near Dabyan, the SDF will likely reach the Omar oil fields earlier than government troops are able to do so.