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Syrian Armed Forces Restart Hitting ISIL’s Positions to Lift Siege on Deir Ezzur’s Airbase

15 February 2017 13:46


Syrian Army troops, backed up by the country’s fighter jets, restarted attacks on ISIL’s defense lines and movements in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur to end the terrorists’ siege on government forces in the city’s military airport.

The army soldiers stormed again ISIL’s positions in al-Maqaber (Deir Ezzur’s cemetery) and inflicted major losses on the terrorists, trying hard to open their way from the city to the airbase.

The army’s missile and artillery units also targeted ISIL’s gatherings and positions in al-Maqaber, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying their military hardware.

In the meantime, the Syrian warplanes bombed heavily ISIL’s defense lines in al-Maqaber region, killing a number of them.

The army said its units also detonated a tunnel of ISIL in al-Jafrah region in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur, killing and wounding the entire terrorists inside the tunnel.

On Tuesday, unidentified raiders entered the largest arms and ammunition depot of ISIL in the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur and stolen all its contents.

The sources said the ISIL depot was located in al-Arzi neighborhood in Central Deir Ezzur, adding there were indications that the raiders were the security members of the ISIL.

The sources added that ISIL intensified security measures and its forces went on alert, arresting tens of Deir Ezzur civilians and subjecting them to thorough interrogations.

The sources pointed out that the stealing was the first event of this kind in ISIL-held regions in Deir Ezzur.

The sources went on to say that ISIL was about to collapse after the defeats the terrorist group recently received in battle with Syrian Army troops in Deir Ezzur.

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