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ISIL Suffers Heavy Casualties in Syrian Army Attack in Deir Ezzur

17 February 2017 16:10

 

ISIL lost a number of forces and its military hardware sustained major damage after the terrorist group’s barricades and positions in the Western outskirts of Deir Ezzur city came under Syrian Army fire.

The army’s artillery units targeted heavily ISIL’s positons and barricades in the village of Baqaliyeh and also near al-Halabiyeh roundabout in al-Salehiyeh region, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

In relevant developments in the Eastern province on Thursday, the Syrian air force 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.

According to a 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.

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