Syrian Forces Gain Control of Several Regions in Deir Ezzur
The Syrian army made major advances and won back several heights in al-Tharda Mountains to the East of Deir Ezzur military airport after the army conducted an attack on ISIL positions on Monday.
Some 11 ISIL terrorists were killed in the clashes and several others were injured.
Earlier reports said the Syrian army continued to advance in the strategic hill of Kroum (Tal Kroum) in the vicinity of the military airport after they repelled an ISIL attack.
A field source said Monday that the Syrian army engaged in clashes with ISL militants in al-Jafreh village in Deir Ezzur province, killing and injuring a group of them.
The Syrian army also fired artillery shells at militants’ positions in the villages of Hatla, al-Husseiniya and al-Junaynah in the province, according to the source.
The Syrian warplanes also bombed militants’ positions in al-Hwaiqa neighborhood in Deir Ezzur city.
Once Deir Ezzur province was a heaven-like stronghold of the ISIL, but now the Syrian army, popular forces and the Syrian and Russian air forces have no left even one safe spot for them across the Eastern province.