Syrian Ground, Air Forces Target ISIL Hard Near Deir Ezzur City
“The ISIL strongholds near the village of Ayyash in the Western side of the city were targeted heavy in a series of coordinated offensive by the Syrian army and warplanes,” the sources said.
“The ISIL suffered a heavy death toll and it military hardware, including vehicles mounted with medium and heavy machineguns were destroyed in the attacks,” they further added.
“The Syrian army also opened fire at the ISIL positions and their logistic units near the airport of Deir Ezzur, which slowed down their military movements through destruction of their heavy machinery,” the sources went on to say.
The Syria armed forces have been heavily pounding the ISIL positions across the province in recent weeks.
On Tuesday, the Syrian army fended off an ISIL offensive in the Western part of Deir Ezzur province, killing at least 70 militants.
“The Syrian army troops thwarted the ISIL assault to infiltrate into the government forces’ defense lines near the village of al-Baqaliyeh and killed at least 70 of them, while so many more were wounded as a result of the army’s heavy fire,” the army said.
“The ISIL left behind scores of dead and wounded members and fled the battlefronts,” the army added.