Syrian government forces have renewed efforts to capture the strategic area of T-2 Pumping Station near the border with Iraq.
The pumping station is now controlled by ISIS terrorists. An intense fighting is ongoing in its vicinity, according to pro-government sources. The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq has already claimed that ISIS members have destroyed a Syrian Arab Army battle tank with an anti-tank guided missile.
If government troops are able to capture T-2 Pumping Station, ISIS will lost its last important strong point south of the border city of al-Bukamal. This will open additional opportunities for the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance’s operations in the border area.