Syrian army declares complete retake of Dayr al-Zawr desert


Syria's military has announced that it cleared the desert region of the country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr close to the border with Iraq of the last elements of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

The General Command of the Syrian Army announced in a statement on Wednesday that government troops, supported by military aircraft from the Syrian Air Forces, had managed to expel the foreign-sponsored extremists from the area, and establish control over an area of ​​5800 square kilometers after a series of fierce battles fought by spirited and courageous army troopers, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

The statement added that the counter-terrorism operations inflicted heavy losses on terrorist ranks and dealt severe blows to their military hardware.

“Reaching the Iraqi border and crushing Daesh terrorist group in the desert region attest to the great efficiency of the Syrian Army and the strong determination of the General Command of the Army to pursue the remnants of terrorist groups until security, stability and peace prevail, and the entire Syrian soil is liberated from the menace of Takfiri terrorism,” it further noted.


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