Footage released on Monday shows how the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) together with the Russian Air Forces has retaken Al-Sukhnah from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) forces on Sunday.
According to Russian Defence Ministry, Al-Sukhnah liberation will open the way to the besieged IS enclave of Deir ez-Zor.
The final attempt to take the city began on Tuesday, August 8... Еще, when Syrian troops recaptured strategic areas in the vicinity of Al-Sukhnah and began a blockade on the city.
Muhammad Hatter, a Major-General in Syrian Army, said that Al-Sukhnah was now free of the militants. «All the terrorists in Al-Sukhnah were eliminated in two hours after well-planned operation of Syrian Army and its allies. Also, forces have cleared the city from the Eastern and North-Eastern sides,» said Huddura.
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