Elite Syrian military reinforcements arrive in east Raqqa for Deir Ezzor offensive
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Another large convoy of reinforcements from the military arrived in the southeastern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate this week, as they join forces with the soldiers pushing south towards Deir Ezzor.
According to a military source, the reinforcements that arrived in southeastern Raqqa on Friday were members of the elite Special Mission Forces that were recently deployed at the Hama Military Airport.
These elite soldiers are specialized in urban and close combat warfare, which will be needed once the Syrian military attempts to retake neighborhoods in the besieged provincial capital of Deir Ezzor.
The Special Mission Forces were forced in 2016 as a branch of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence; they have played imperative role in the Syrian military’s operations in the Damascus and Aleppo governorates.
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