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Syrian Army foils major ISIS assault on Deir Ezzor Military Airport

23 October 2016 9:45

VIDEO: Syrian Forces Foil ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra Assaults in Daraa, Deir Ezzor

ISIS launched another poweful assault at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport on Saturday, targeting the eastern entrance of this strategic installation.

ISIS began the assault by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the eastern entrance; this resulted in a fierce battle that ensued for approximately two hours on Saturday.

Following the assault on the eastern entrance of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, another Islamic State contingent attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the northern farms of Al-Jafra.

Despite their best efforts, the Islamic State was unable to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s front-lines at both the Military Airport and Al-Jafra village.

According to a source in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army destroyed 4 technical vehicles that were mounted with anti-aircraft machine guns, while also killing as many as 15 Islamic State terrorists.

In response to this Islamic State offensive, the Syrian Arab Air Force conducted more than 20 airstrikes on Saturday night, killing and wounding several terrorist combatants at Al-Hamidiyah, Al-Haweeqa, and Hawijah Al-Saqr.

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