On Firday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies, supported by Russian and Syrian air forces warplanes, captured Wadi al-Wa’r, Al-Wa’r Dam and Al-wasta at the Syrian-Iraqi border.
According to pro-government sources, the SAA has deployed in 20-30 km from the T2 strategic station east of Albuqmal Cityat the Syrian-Iraqi border.
In the eastern Homs countryside, the SAA seized the Zahr Abah area east of the Arak gas field and deployed in only about 25 km from Al-Sukhna town.
🇸🇾🇷🇺 Watch a Syrian Army T-90 chase Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in Palmyra Countryside (23/06/2017) pic.twitter.com/2TxqnyMr9C
— M Green (@MmaGreen) 23 June 2017
From its side, ISIS claimed that it was able to kill two Hebzollah fighters and captured another fighter east of the Arak gas field. If confirmed, this was the first time when a Hezbollah fighter was captured by ISIS.
According to unconfirmed reports, the SAA advance on the Syrian-Iraqi border is greater than it has been officially announced. According to pro-government sources, the SAA has already managed to enter the Deir Ezzor province after capturing Wadi al-Luweiza.
However, the only thing that is certain is that the SAA is already about to capture the T-2 station and the strategic road between it and the T-3 station south-west of Arak gas field.