Syrian Army Advances Near Al-Mayadin As Situation In Omar Oil Fields Remains Unclear

Friday, 27 October 2017 - 15:00

Last weekend, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that they captured the Omar oil fields on the eastern bank of Euphrates in the province of Deir Ezzor. However, so far pro-Kurdish sources have not been able to provide a visual confirmation of this SDF advance.

According to some sources, the SDF “control” over the Omar oil fields became possible after ISIS-affiliated militants operatinng in the area defected to the US-backed force.

Meanwhile, the situation in the oil fields area north Diet Ezzor is also unclear right now. Some sources say that government troops entered them, some sources say that the fields remained under the SDF control.

Recently, the the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advanced southeast of al-Mayadin city, liberated the villages of Mahkan and Quriyah and advanced on al-Asharah. Clashes in the area are now ongoing.

Translation provided by SouthFront

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