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Syrian Army Conducts Massive Operation in Deir Ezzur, Kills Tens of ISIL Terrorists

23 January 2017 16:23

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The Syrian army backed by the Russian and Syrian fighter jets conducted a large-scale operation in Deir Ezzur and its countryside, killing tens of ISIL terrorists and destroying their military hardware.

The Syrian army units and popular forces continued their military advances in al-Maqaber region in Deir Ezzur and managed to lay siege on the ISIL terrorists in al-Ma’amel and Soriyeh Juneid regions, killing tens of the militants.

The military hardware, weapons and ammunition of the terrorists were also destroyed in the Syrian army offensive.

Meantime, the Syrian army’s missile and artillery units also targeted the ISIL’s gathering centers and movements in al-Mohandesin region near al-Tharda mountains in the Southern part of Deir Ezzur, killing and injuring several terrorists.

The ISIL’s military tank was also destroyed in the army attacks.

The Syrian army forces also targeted ISIL’s gathering centers in the villages of al-Baqiliyeh and Ayash as well as the surrounding areas of Brigade 137 as well as al-Tim and al-Haviqeh areas.

The Syrian army also destroyed ISIL’s drone in al-Maqaber region in the Southern part of Deir Ezzur.

The Russian warplanes also targeted the ISIL’s military positions in Panorama and the surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur military airport, killing and injuring several ISIL terrorists.

The Syrian fighter jets also hit and destroyed two arms depots of the ISIL in Sheikh Yassin and al-Amal regions.

In a relevant development on Sunday, the ISIL terrorist group failed to prevail over the Syrian Army troops’ positions in the Southern and Southwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city, and inflicted major losses on the militants.

The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists near Panorama district and also near Deir Ezzur’s military airport.

The ISIL suffered heavy casualties and its military hardware sustained major damage in the clashes.

In the meantime, the army’s aircraft launched heavy airstrikes on ISIL’s gatherings and movements in al-Thardah mountain, Panorama farms and the districts of al-Arzi and al-Omal.

The Syrian and Russian warplanes also carried out joint combat flights over ISIL’s defense lines in Deir Ezzur’s cemetery and Jonayd Division in the Southern outskirts of the city, while the army’s artillery and missile units shelled the same positions of the terrorists, inflicting a number of casualties on the terrorists.

Reports said earlier on Sunday that the army troops engaged in intense battle with ISIL terrorists and drove them out of more positions in two key districts in the Southwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzur with the back up of the country’s Air Force and artillery units.

The army soldiers continued to advance against ISIL in Deir Ezzur’s cemetery, and seized control over several positions.

In the meantime, the army aircraft and artillery units pounded ISIL’s movements in the cemetery, killing and wounding a number of militants.

A military source said that ISIL tried to open new battlefields in the Eastern outskirts of Deir Ezzur to decrease the army’s pressure on its forces in the cemetery but the army men in al-Omal district managed to foil terrorists’ attempts, killing or wounding a large number of militants and destroying their vehicles and positions.

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