Terrorist ISIL Sustains More Casualties in Deir Ezzur
The sources said the Syrian army killed and injured a large number of terrorists in tough battles in the city of Deir Ezzur, imposing another setback on ISIL militants in their recent attempts to infiltrate into government-held areas.
Battlefield reports said, at least, five foreign fighters were among the ISIL casualties in the latest round of clashes in Deir Ezzur.
Earlier today, the Syrian air force targeted and destroyed several ISIL gatherings in the Northern part of Deir Ezzur province, a military source reported.
The source said the Syrian fighter jets struck the ISIL positions and gathering centers near agricultural lands and their nearby wheat silos just outside the al-Hosseiniyeh town, North of the city of Deir Ezzur, which ended in the destruction of a number of ISIL vehicles and heavy casualties among the terrorists.
In a separate development, terrorists’ gatherings in al-Aza’a region near the town of Ayyash in the Western part of Deir Ezzur province were razed by the Syrian warplanes, resulting in the death of a number of terrorists and injury of many more.
Yesterday, over 100 ISIL fighters were killed during the terrorist group’s offensive in Deir Ezzur.
ISIL conducted simultaneous assaults on both the Northern and Southern districts of Deir Ezzur City on Sunday, sending nearly 10 bombed vehicles fully laden with improvised explosive devices against the Syrian Army’s defenses in the Al-Harabesh and Al-Haweija districts, but all the bomb laden vehicles failed to reach their targets, battlefield reports said.
The ISIL assault on the Harabesh School District facility was the first to be repelled by the Syrian Armed Forces after a two hour long battle that ended with the terrorist group retreating to nearby Saker Island (Haweija Saker).
According to a military source, the Syrian Army forces killed just over 30 enemy combatants in ISIL’s failed offensive to capture this district on the Western bank of the Euphrates River.