Syrian Army Fends Off ISIL’s Attacks in Deir Ezzur
The ISIL terrorists tried to penetrate into al-Mura’yeh and Huweija fronts near Deir Ezzur military airport, but they were pushed back by the Syrian army.
“At least five terrorists were killed and many more were injured in heavy clashes with the government troops,” army sources said.
In a relevant development on Saturday, the Syrian army hit hard and destroyed the ISIL’s military positions in the Eastern part of Deir Ezzur as the country’s air force continued pounding the Takfiri terrorist group’s gathering centers in strategic farms and villages across the province.
The Syrian air force pounded the ISIL’s military positions in al-Mura’yeh farms and Jafreh village.
Meantime, the Syrian army destroyed the ISIL’s positions in Mura’yeh and al-Huweija fronts in the Eastern part of Deir Ezzur province.
Scores of terrorists were killed and wounded in tough battle with the Syrian army and also in Syrian fighter jets’ strikes.
Also on Thursday, the Syrian Air Force launched several airstrikes on ISIL positions in the city of Deir Ezzur’s Eastern Suburbs.
“The Syrian Air Force also destroyed as many as a dozen pick-up trucks and armored vehicles of ISIL in the al-Uthmaniyah district,” a military source said.
In addition to the destruction of the terrorist group’s vehicles, the Syrian air force jets destroyed an ISIL warehouse during the aerial operation over the region, the source added.
Also last Wednesday, a source reported that the ISIL’s top field commander in Deir Ezzur province was killed by the Syrian Army when his unit launched a large-scale offensive to seize the provincial capital.
According to a source from the Syrian Army’s Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard, the ISIL commander was identified as “Salahiddeen Al-Beljiki”, a veteran terrorist from Belgium.
One day after Al-Beljiki’s death, the Syrian Armed Forces also reported the death of another ISILL field command “Sayaf Al-Baqawi”, nom de guerre “Sayaf Al-Mughrabi.
Al-Baqawi’s was a Moroccan national that led ISIL’s “Al-Bitar Battalions” in the battle for Deir Ezzur province and his death was reported to the Moroccan authorities after his identification.