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Syrian Army Detonates Tunnels under ISIL Positions in Deir Ezzur

20 June 2016 18:48



Military sources said on Monday that dozens of ISIL terrorists were killed or wounded after the Syrian army’s engineering units detonated two tunnels, filled by explosive materials, under their positions in the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur.

“The Syrian army engineering units detonated two tunnels with the length of 45 and 40 meters and the width of 2 meters filled with explosive materials under the ISIL positions in al-Sina’ah district near Deir Ezzur, which ended in the killing and wounding of scores of the militants,” the sources said, adding, “Simultaneous with explosion of the tunnels, the ISIL centers came under the heavy shelling of the army’s missile and artillery units, which increased the ISIL casualties.”

“Heavy fighting is now underway in Deir Ezzur,” the source went on to say.

Reports said earlier today that the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units shelled ISIL’s base in the Southwestern side of Deir Ezzur city, hitting the Takfiri terrorist group’s large depot of arms and ammunition.

“The ISIL base’s arms depot near Panorama was badly attacked by the Syrian artillery and missile,” the sources said, adding, “The depot was completely destroyed and several guards of the base were also killed in the attacks.

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