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Abu Khoula: SDF’s advance east of al-Raqqa prepares for Deir ez-Zor liberation

AL-RAQQA- The commander in the Deir ez-Zor Military Council Abu Khoula said that SDF’s progress east of al-Raqqa is a preparation for Deir ez-Zor liberation, and emphasized that they will be fighting shoulder to shoulder along with the SDF for the liberation of the city of al-Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor and all the regions’ peoples.

The Deir ez-Zor Military Council has joined with 500 fighters the 2nd step within the 3rd phase of the Wrath of Euphrates campaign.

The commander in Deir ez-Zor Military Council Ahmad Khoula spoke to ANHA, Ahmad Khoula said that their aim joining the campaign is liberating Deir ez-Zor and its countryside from ISIS mercenaries.

Abu Khoula assured that they have joined the campaign meeting the demands of the Deir ez-Zor people to liberate them from ISIS mercenaries and said” our forces are fighting now shoulder to shoulder with the SDF for the liberation of al-Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor cities” Abu Khoula also added” during the 2nd step of the campaign and till now, vast spaces of the Deir ez-Zor countryside were liberated and Abu Khashab region was the last, as we progress now towards al-Raqqa, regions lying between the Deir ez-Zor and al-Raqqa cities are also liberated.

About their next plan in the 3rd phase of the Wrath of Euphrates campaign Abu Khoula said” we are seeking in the coming steps separation of the Deir-ez-Zor and al-Raqqa regions from one another, and cutting roads leading to al-Raqqa and encircling the mercenaries within is also a priority”.

The commander Abu Khoula added that SDF’s progress towards east of al-Raqqa is meantime a preparation for the liberation of Deir-ez-Zor city.

Ahmad Abu Khoula concluded” we have joined the Wrath of Euphrates campaign fulfilling the wishes of Deir-ez-Zor residents, SDF and all forces comprised under it will liberate the people of Deir ez-Zor and al-Raqqa and all Syrians soon from ISIS mercenaries.