Battle of reaching al-Bokamal continues and the regime forces with the support of Syrian, Arab and Asian gunmen become 45 km away from the largest remaining strongholds of the organization
Clashes continue in the south west of Al-Bokamal desert between the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization, as a result of the violent attack by the regime forces towards city. This attack aims to reach the last city controlled by the “Islamic State” organization in the Syrian territory, and also the attack is being carried out with a cover of intense rocket and artillery shelling by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them on the organization’s sites.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the regime forces achieved a new and important advancement in the Bokamal Desert, where these forces who have taken control of the Second Station “T2” a few hours ago, were able to advance and reach a distance about 45 km away of the southwestern outskirts of al-Bokamal city, rapidly narrowing the distance between them and the city, which is the largest remaining stronghold of the “Islamic State” organization inside the Syrian territory, amid continued attempts to achieve more advancement in the area.
The Syrian Observatory published on Thursday morning the 26th of October 2017 that the regime forces managed to achieve strategic advancement in the area which is located in the south-western countryside of Al-Bokamal, where they managed to take the control of the Second Station ((T 2)), which is near the administrative border between Deir Ezzor and Homs provinces, after violent and successive attacks by the regime forces on the area, as well as intensive and violent shelling by the regime forces, and continuous raids by the Russian warplanes as well as regime’s warplanes, which caused more human losses in the ranks of the both parties.
This violent fighting between the both parties and the new advancement by the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, comes as a part of the battle during which the regime forces are seeking to achieve further advancement and reach Al-Bokamal city which is the last city controlled by the “Islamic State” organization in Syria, in conjunction with the violent continuous fighting in the western banks of the Euphrates River, which is concentrated in the vicinity of Al-Quriyah town which is controlled by the regime forces, where the regime forces are seeking to advance and reach Al-Asharah Township which will enable the regime forces to speed their operation to Al-Bokamal city, and the operations in this area are accompanied by intensive and violent shelling on the clash areas.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday, that The fighting almost does not calm down in Deir Ezzor province, from an attack to another and from a winning battle to a counter attack disturbs the joy of the victory, thus, the battle turned from Deir Ezzor and its countryside to Al-Bokamal, which is the last city controlled by the “Islamic State” organization in Syria, and it also documented a withdrawal of the regime forces from Al-Asharah Township to Al-Quriyah town, after a counter attack by the organization, which exploited the bad weather in the area, and forces the regime forces to withdraw from Al-Asharah and from areas in Al-Quriyah town, where the organization carried out surprising attack that managed it to achieve this advancement, and the attack accompanied intensive shelling and targeting and violent explosions rocked the area, while this fighting accompanied by violent ongoing fighting in the vicinity of the Second Station (T 2) in the south-western countryside of Al-Bokamal, where the regime forces are trying to achieve simultaneous advancement by taking the control of T 2 Station, and by advancing and taking the control of Al-Asharah Township, this advancement will enable the regime forces to reach Al-Bokamal city, which they are trying to reach and take the control of it, to complete their control over the entire western bank of the Euphrates River from the border of Al-Raqqah to Iraqi border, then they end its presence in the entire section in the west of the Euphrates River to the border of Homs, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 33 members at least of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including 14 members of Lebanese, Arab and Asian nationalities, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 42 members at least of the “Islamic State” organization, while tens of member in the ranks of the both parties were injured with varying degrees of severity, while the number of casualties in the ranks of the both parties may increase because of the presence of serious injuries.