Tribal Forces Storm ISIL Positions, Kill over 18 Terrorists in Syria’s Deir Ezzur
Military sources said that the Shaytat tribesmen killed at least 18 ISIL terrorists in their operation, including Abu Al-Harath Al-Sa’oudi (Saudi national), Ahmad Fahd Al-‘Abboud, ‘Ali Hassan Al-Khalil, Ibrahim ‘Ali Al-‘Abdullah, Nader Jami’yat Al-Mohassan, and Jami’yat Al-Ghadaban.
Meanwhile, inside the provincial capital, the ISIL attempted to break-through the Syrian Army’s frontline at the Army’s base to the North of the Artillery Battalion Base; however, the soldiers from the army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division were able to fend-off the terrorist group’s assault.
On Saturday, Informed sources said that at least 140 ISIL Takfiri terrorists were killed in the Syrian Armed Forces’ counter-assault in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur, mostly near an airbase.
The sources said that the ISIL terrorist group’s largest assault on the Deir Ezzur airbase in the last ten months failed on Friday morning was defended by the Syrian Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division and the 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard.
As a result of the failed attack, the terrorist group was forced to withdraw their fighters to the Artillery Battalion Base, allowing for the Syrian army’s 137th Brigade to launch a counter-assault amid the multitude of airstrikes from the Syrian Air Force.
According to the military sources, the number of ISIL casualties has jumped to an estimated 140 combatants in the last 72 hours; this includes their killed fighters at the airbase, Al-Muri’iyah, and Al-Jafra.