As Syrian Army claims full control over Abu Kamal, ISIS launches counteroffensive

Syrian Army regained control of the town of Abu Kamal, which was previously capture by ISIS, Russian media reports with reference to sources in Syrian Army.

Syria government news agency SANA also reported a victory in Abu Kemal, stating that "the Syrian army and its allies liberated the last area of the city, which was under the control of the ISIS".

The town of Abu Kemal, which was the last stronghold of ISIS in Syria, has passed several times over the past few weeks from one side to another.

However, other sources suggest that ISIS is still in the city and possibly has not surrendered it.

Amid intensive fighting on the outskirts of Abu Kamal, ISIS media reported that the terrorist group has launched a massive counteroffensive against Assad forces.

Over the past days Syrian Army and its allies suffered heavy losses in the area as ISIS continued to fight back.

On Saturday car bomb detonated by ISIS reportedly killed 30 Hezbollah soldiers and destroyed several military vehicles.

Also, on Saturday, senior Iranian commander Khairullah Samadi was killed south of Abu Kamal. He was the deputy of the Commander of the Quds Force, Major General Qasem Soleimani.

  Assad, Abu Kamal, ISIS