|Fort Russ | Jul 5, 2017 | Al Mayadeen|
Translated by Samer Hussein
In an interview with the Jordanian newspaper Al Ghad, Abu Yacoub stated that the purpose of the latest transfer of troops from Revolutionary Commando Army to the province of of Deir Ez Zour is to take complete control of Deir Ez Zour city, where Syrian Army is currently fighting fierce battles with ISIS terrorists.
Currently, Revolutionary Commando Army controls Al Tanf border crossing between Syria and Iraq, while the new base would help it to take complete control over strategically important area between Al Shaddadi in Hasakeh provicne and Deir Ez Zour.
The choice of Shaddadi area to establish a military base, was mostly made due for its proximity to the oil fields in Deir Ez Zour province.
Al Shadadi base will reportedly be the third base for Revolutionary Commando Army in Syria, after the two bases, previously established in Al Tanf and Zakaf, located in the distance of about 70 kilometers to each other, alongside the Syrian-Iraqi border.