Syrian Army Repels ISIS Attack to Block Khanaser-Itheria Road
In Deir Ezzor an army unit destroyed a mortar launcher for ISIS terrorists near the Agriculture College in al-Mrei’iyeh village and a car transporting terrorists and weapons in the surroundings of al-Tharda Mountain in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, according to a military source.
Also an army unit targeted a car convoy transporting terrorists and weapons near al-Jazeera University in al-Bugheiliyeh village in the province’s western countryside.
A number of ISIS terrorists were killed and a rocket launching pad was destroyed in clashes with an army unit as the terrorists were attempting to infiltrate the vicinity of al-Sinaa neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city.
In Aleppo the army thwarted last night and early Saturday morning an ISIS attempt to cut off Khanaser-Atheria road in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo province.
A source on the ground explained to SANA that army units in cooperation with the supporting forces engaged in clashes with ISIS-linked groups who launched the assault from the directions of Raqqa highway and al-Tanahej Mountains towards al-Alam hill to the east of the Pumpign Station in Atheria and from al-Saan hills towards al-Sheikh Hilal area.
The source said scores of the terrorists were killed while others fled, leaving their weapons behind, affirming that Khanaser-Atheria road is completely safe and it is open for traffic movement.
The road was closed for some time before hunting down the terrorists who attacked points close to the road near al-Sheikh Hilal village and it is now secured and open for passengers’ movement from and to Aleppo.