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Syrian Army Preempts ISIL’s Attack on Airbase South of Deir Ezzur

9 February 2017 10:18

 

Syrian Army troops in a preemptive move targeted the gatherings and movements of the ISIL terrorists in the Southern countryside of Deir Ezzur, preventing their move towards the city’s military airport.

The army soldiers stormed ISIL’s concentration centers and movements near Deir Ezzur airbase and foiled the terrorists’ plans for an imminent offensive, killing at least nine terrorists, including several non-Syrians.

The ISIL pulled the remaining pockets of its forces back from the battlefield to evade more casualties.

In relevant developments in the province on Tuesday, ISIL suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained major damage after the Syrian Army troops and Air Force intensified attacks on their gatherings and concentration centers near and inside the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur.

The army’s artillery units opened heavy fire at ISIL’s movement near Deir Ezzur city, killing and wounding a number of militants.

In the meantime, the army aircraft bombed heavily several positions of ISIL near Deir Ezzur Airbase in a night time air raid, while other warplanes pounded ISIL’s positions in the neighborhoods of al-Roshdiyeh, al-Huweiqa and al-Sina’ah, killing tens of militants and destroying their equipment.

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