Contents tagged with Abu Kamal

  • Unidentified warplanes bomb Iranian military base on Syrian-Iraqi border

    On Saturday evening, unidentified aircraft launched missile strikes on a camp of pro-Iranian Shiite militias near the town of Abu Kamal, near the Syrian-Iraqi border, in northeastern Syria, reports the TV channel Al-Hadath, citing the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    At least five militants were reportedly killed in the attack.

    Earlier, it was reported that the construction of an Iranian-funded military base and transport infrastructure in the Abu Kamal area, which would …

  • Unidentified warplanes attack Iranian military bases in eastern Syria

    Three explosions occurred near the Syrian town of Abu Kamal, near the Syrian-Iraqi border in eastern Syria, reports Al-Arabiya TV channel, citing the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

    According to SOHR, the airstrikes targeted the headquarters and military equipment of Iranian armed forces and pro-Iranian militants, Harakat al-Abdal and Hezbollah. 18 militants were reportedly killed during the airstrikes.

    The Syrian news agency SANA did not report the attack.

    Al- …

  • As Syrian Army claims full control over Abu Kamal, ISIS launches counteroffensive

    Syrian Army regained control of the town of Abu Kamal, which was previously capture by ISIS, Russian media reports with reference to sources in Syrian Army.

    Syria government news agency SANA also reported a victory in Abu Kemal, stating that "the Syrian army and its allies liberated the last area of the city, which was under the control of the ISIS".

    The town of Abu Kemal, which was the last stronghold of ISIS in Syria, has passed several times over the past few weeks from one side to another. …

  • Syrian army reluctant to storm final ISIS stronghold

    The Syrian army and its allies have not yet begun the assault on the city of Abu Kamal in the Deir ez-Zor province, considered the Islamic State terrorist group’s final stronghold in Syrian territory, reported on the Telegram channel Directorate 4, which monitors Syrian conflict.

    There is heavy artillery presence in the region. The militants’ positions are being bombarded with 152 millimeter and 122 millimeter self-propelled 2S3 Akatsiya and 2S1 Gvozdika howitzers. “It can be assumed that the …

  • Dozens of civilians die in Assad attack on Abu Kamal

    Dozens of civilians were wounded and killed as a result of air and ground strikes carried out by the Syrian army and its allies, who have begun the offensive against the strategically important ISIS-captured city of Abu Kamal, on the border with Iraq, reported DW with reference to the London-based opposition organization Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    As reported, on November 12 the Syrian state forces intensified the attack on Abu Kamal several hours after Islamic State militants had  …

  • ISIS recaptures strategic city of Abu Kamal from Syrian Army

    According to Iranian news agency Fars, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as a source, troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad’s regime were forced to retreat from the city of Abu Kamal because of strong pressure from ISIS militants.

    The news agency indicates that fighting continues in the vicinity of Abu Kamal, where the government army and military groups from Hezbollah are attempting to organize a counteroffensive.

    The Russian media reported that Abu Kamal, which was considered the …

  • 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 …