Formation of a unified military council to liberate Deir al-Zour

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 21 March, 2017

Eldorar Alshamia:

Revolutionary military factions announced in a statement the formation of the "unified military council of Deir al-Zour", with the aim of liberating Deir al-Zour and its countryside from IS organization, Assad regime, and the Kurdish People Protection Units YPG.

The Council includes the al-Jabha al-Shamia, Firqat al-Sultan Murad, Tajamu Abnaa Deir Al-Zour , Tajamu Al-Qaqaa, Liwaa Al-Gurabaa, Liwaa al-Shahid Ali Al-Matar, Liwaa Shuhadaa Al-Furat, Liwaa Al-Faruq, and Liwaa Al-Faruq.

The statement called all officers, factions and individuals from the sons of Deir al-Zor to join under the council  leadership, and participate in the liberation of Deir al-Zour.

IS organization and the Assad regime mainly share control of the province, and the organization has taken over large areas, but the Assad forces are besieged in the city of Deir al-Zour and the Kurdish units have a limited presence in the western outskirts.