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Deir Ezzur: Tens of ISIL Terrorists Killed in Army’s Airstrike

16 February 2017 14:03

 

The Syrian air force heavily pounded the ISIL moves and gathering centers near al-Ta’min Battalion region and al-Taym, Talat al-Rawad, Western Tal Barouk, al-Baliqiyeh and al-Hosseiniyah districts in Deir Ezzur, a military source said.

According to the source, 17 militants were killed and dozens of others were wounded in the attack while their command center and three of their military vehicles were fully destroyed.

During the operations, an ISIL commander named Abu al-Zubair Tunisi and his deputy Abu Mahjan were also killed, the source added.

On Wednesday, the Syrian army troops targeted ISIL’s positions and movements in the Western and Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

The army’s artillery units destroyed ISIL’s positions in the village of al-Baqaliyeh in the Western outskirts of Deir Ezzur city, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

In the meantime, the army units and popular forces continued to clash with ISIL terrorists in different parts of al-Maqaber (Deir Ezzur’s cemetery) in the Southern outskirts of the city, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists and destroying their positions.

Reports said that the Syrian Air Force is still airdropping food supplies for soldiers in the military airport and for locals in Deir Ezzur city and other areas in the province, pointing out that the Deir Ezzur branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent is distributing the airdropped aid among civilians.

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