DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 P.M.) – The Russian military have deployed its pontoon bridges and boats to Deir Ezzor city in bid to cross the Euphrates, pro-opposition sources claimed.

The sources posted photos on social media purportedly showing Russian military equipment in action near the western bank of the Euphrates.

If such claims proved true and the Syrian troops crossed to the eastern bank of the river, this might foreshadow a potential standoff with the US-backed Kurdish militiamen who try to set a foothold in the oil-rich province.

For months, the Kurds have been trying to capture the ISIS de-facto capital of Raqqa. Clashes are now ongoing inside the city with ISIS showing fierce resistance.

In a related context, the United States have re-deployed its proxies to the town of al-Shaddadi in southern al-Hasakah governorate in order to begin – along with the Syrian Democratic Forces – a new offensive against ISIS in Deir Ezzor.

Zen Adra | AMN
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I suggest the Russians tell the Americans in no uncertain terms: no “mistaken” bombing of SAA in DeZ.
Otherwise, the American mercenaries will become the target of “mistakes”.

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SDF seems to so stretched and decimated, that they are weaker, than isis

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They never had a real fight,their advancements are made deals.

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So true! I noticed everytime i watch videos of the SDF fighting isis in Raqqa..all u ever see is them loading there weapons , making holes on walls and juat walking and walking and more walking! I NEVER see any contact or engagements or dead isis in all there videos! It just looks like a cake walk for them . When i watch the SAA battle videos u more than half the time they are so close combat that u can see the terrorists shooting back! And theres always contact and dead jihadis in SAA combat videos . The best… Read more »

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I am wary of such announcements. I will believe this news only if and when the Syrian government forces cross the Euphrates river to relaim their own lands for the Syrian people and prevent the Zio/US colonial invasion forces from stealing it from them. I mean on 2015 we were in the same sitiation with the Syrian Arab army very close to liberating Raqqa city. Then a total blank, and now in 2017 we see the foreign colonial powers poised to steal the Arab city from the Syrian people.