Taking into account possible escalation in Iraq at the end of September, this military activity looks like a pre-preperation “just in case”, though perhaps the Turkish General staff has a more serious agreement with the Iranian military on the subject of action to prevent the dismemberment of Iraq. The official explanation from the Turkish military emphasized that the military exercises are aimed at practicing cooperation in fighting terrorism. As DAESH is long gone from the area, it is quite clear who the Turks mean.
The correspondent of the Federal news Agency (FAN) located in the province of Deir ez-Zor, where Southeast from the city was boosted by the Euphrates river. The forces of the Syrian Arab army (SAA) under the guidance of Russian advisers and the active support of videoconferencing crossed the Euphrates last night.
Work continues on the transfer of Turkish armored vehicles to the Turkish-Syrian border, where Turkey shares a border with Idlib.
Apparently they are really preparing the deployment of Turkish troops in the Western districts of Idlib to take control of the border and remove “Al-Nusra”.
Russian combat aircraft in Syria launched surgical strikes, the U.S. was informed in advance about the limits of military operations in the city of Deir ez-Zor, said on Sunday the official representative of the defense Ministry major-General Igor Konashenkov.
A visual map illustrating one of the reasons for the race in the province of Deir ez-Zor. Major deposits of oil are still on the territory controlled by the Caliphate and it is the desire to control it that is behind the increased competition between the SAA and the SDF, although of course this problem is not exhausted.
The Russian foreign Ministry said that the SAA was able to cross the Euphrates near Deir ez-Zor, the true place of crossing was not specified. Also, it is claimed that the Northern Bank of the Euphrates created a springboard.
The breakthrough of the blockade and the resumption of full operation of the aerodrome in the medium term, gives the SAA additional opportunities for operations in Eastern Syria, as an opportunity to fully air supply through the airbase of Deir ez-Zor, may accelerate the deployment of reinforcements for the development of operations for the full liberation of the city and subsequent operations against Madina and Abu Kemal.