Iraq's Hashd Al-Sha’abi joins fight against ISIS in Deir Ezzor as Syrian Army advances under Russian air cover

Iraq's Hashd Al-Sha’abi joins fight against ISIS in Deir Ezzor as Syrian Army advances under Russian air cover

Iraq’s strongest paramilitary force, “Hashd Al-Sha’abi”, has joined the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in their battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists inside the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

AhlulBayt News Agency - Iraq’s strongest paramilitary force, “Hashd Al-Sha’abi”, has joined the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in their battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists inside the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

Led by Firas Al-Iraqi, Hashd Al-Sha’abi’s primary goal is to aid the recently deployed Syrian Special Forces (under General Ghassan Tarraf’s command) in their bid to recapture the strategic village of Mohassan in southern Deir Ezzor.

Hashd Al-Sha’abi only deployed 250 soldiers to this volatile front in eastern Syria; however, they do possess technologically advanced weapons that were supplied by the Syrian Special Forces.

General Tarraf and his elite soldiers from the Syrian Special Forces – backed by Hashd Al-Sha’abi – have recently increased the intensity of their ground assault in Deir Ezzor, capturing several buildings in the Industrial Zone on Sunday afternoon.

Syrian Army advances in Deir Ezzor under Russian air cover

The Syrian Arab Army’s Special Forces, led by General Ghassan Tarraf, launched a counter-assault against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in the Industrial Zone of Deir Ezzor on Sunday that resulted in the government forces retaking several buildings from the terrorist group.

The Syrian Special Forces – backed by the Russian Air Force and Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Iraqi paramilitary) – killed over 10 enemy combatants and seized a large cache of weapons from the ISIS terrorists inside the Industrial Zone.

This counter-assault was very important for Syrian Armed Forces, as the ISIS militants constantly launch attacks on the Deir Ezzor Industrial District (Hayy Al-Sina’a) from the Industrial Zone.

As long as the ISIS terrorists control the Industrial Zone and the western bank of the Euphrates River, then the Deir Ezzor Industrial District will continue to be threatened by the terrorist forces from Saqr Island.




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