On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah launched a large-scale anti-ISIS operation to reach al-Bukamal city at the Syrian-Iraqi border.
The Hezbollah media wing in Syria announced that the operation will be named “By The Dawn 3”.
According to the Hezbollah media wing, Liwa Fatemiyoun, Liwa Haydaryoun, Liwa al-Zainabyoun and the National Defense Forces (NDF) will participate in the operation that will be led by the SAA and Hezbollah.
Moreover, the Russian Air Force will back the operation, and provide a close air support.
So far, the SAA and Hezbollah and their allies have captured al-Rutimah and Ghizlaniah and the desert area north of Sharat al-Wa’ar village near the Syrian-Iraqi border. The SAA and its allies also reached the T-2 station 65km west of al-Bukamal city.
Earlier on Saturday, the Iraqi Army, the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and Federal Police launched a large-scale operation towards Akashat town near the Syrian-Iraqi border. There is no doubt that the two operations in Syria and Iraq are coordinated, and a part of a joint effort to secure the Syrian-Iraqi border.