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JULY 2020

Syrian Army Recaptured Bir Ghabaghib and Advance Towards Strategic Height in Deir Ezzor


Syrian Army Recaptured Bir Ghabaghib and Advance Towards Strategic Height in Deir Ezzor

On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies recaptured Bir Ghabaghib village (known also as Kopajjep)  on the al-Sukhnah-Deir Ezzor highway according to pro-government sources. The source added that the SAA was advancing to recapture Ash Shola village on the highway.

The SAA is now securing the highway to open it soon as a public road to Deir Ezzor city, as it is hard for civilians to use the desert road that reach the 137 brigade west of Deir Ezoor city. Moreover, the Syrian Minister of Health announced that 9 tons of medical supplies and a mobile hospital had already been sent to Deir Ezzor city through the desert road.

Furthermore, some reports claim that the SAA is now advancing towards the strategic al-Qusaybah mount in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside. Al-Qusaybah mount overlooks the west bank of the Euphrates River where the SAA lost many villages a week ago.

Meanwhile in the Eastern Hama countryside pocket the SAA and its allies captured Abu Ramel, al-Marma, Masud and al-Tubiah villages, Hezbollah’ media wing in Syria reported.

The SAA and its allies are expected to eliminate the remaining ISIS units in the eastern Hama countryside pocket in the nearest future. This will allow the SAA to boost its operations in Deir Ezzor Governorate.



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  • Barba_Papa

    Eliminating the East Hama pocket sure is taking its time. I reckon the SAA did not employ most of its best and brightest forces for that job. The ISIS Hunters being an exception of course. It doesn’t matter much in the long run though. Better that they were deployed towards Deir Ezzor, where the real battle is taking place.

    • Justin

      Im sure the Hama pocket is a tough nut to crack!

    • FlorianGeyer

      It is a VERY large area of rugged countryside with many small villages though. Lots of hiding places and possible ISIS sympathisers as well.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Like Florian said this is a well known haven for Sympathizers of the Muslim brotherhood and those like it, combine that with very rugged country and it becomes an inhospitable region for any force.

  • SVEN
  • Vidura

    How about connecting those two bits together ?

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      From the Highway they are also securing their flank and other fronts are going to be established as they are clearing the City also. There is more multiple front attacks again!

  • RichardD
    • SOF

      Helicopter gunships are important for dealing with these trashbags, with their vantage position.

      • RichardD

        They can’t be everywhere all of the time. But heavy automatics with ap can get the job done.