Syria confirms first army crossing to E. bank of Euphrates

The Syrian army issued this statement Tuesday: Elite troops of the Syrian Arab Army have crossed from the western bank to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor Governorate. The elite “ISIS Hunters Unt” claims to be the first Syrian Army formation to reach the eastern bank.

DEBKAfile: While the rhetoric flows from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s talks with world leaders in New York, a profound strategic event is ongoing on the Syrian-Iraqi border: Iran is carving out a land corridor through Iraq and Syria to the Mediterranean Sea  with Russian support – but without the US or Israel taking any counteraction.

The river crossing with the help of Russian pontoon bridges was revealed by DEBKAfile Saturday, Sept. 16.

 

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