In a race to capture most important border crossing in Syria, American-backed forces begin their advance on Abu Kamal
The next target of the United States-led coalition in Syria will be Abu Kamal (province of Deir ez-Zor).
This is where the stronghold of the Islamic State is now located, stated the spokesperson for the operation Inherent Resolve, Colonel Ryan Dillon.
“We have to consolidate the gains that the Syrian Democratic Forces have made down to the Omar oil fields [in Deir ez-Zor] and continue to back clear areas that are still ISIS held territory… and then prepare for an offensive in Abu Kamal, where we believe the bulk of the ISIS leadership remains right now,” Dillon said.
Earlier, on 20 October, the …read more