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Syrian Army Wins back Another Strategic Hill South of Deir Ezzur

22 February 2017 12:30


The Syrian Army troops continued to advance against ISIL terrorists in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city and managed to take back another strategic hill with the back up of the country’s fighter jets.

The army’s special forces engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in al-Maqaber (cemetery) and Jonayd division in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city and could take control of the key hill of Aloush in the Southern part of the cemetery, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.

Local sources said that simultaneous with the ground forces’ advances, the army aircraft bombed heavily ISIL’s movements and positions in Tamin brigade, cemetery and al-Makbat in the Southern outskirt of Deir Ezzur, in al-Ba’ath bridge in the Northern outskirt of the city and near Tal (hill) Barouk in the Southwestern countryside of Deir Ezzur, inflicting major casualties on terrorists.

The warplane also pounded ISIL’s concentration centers in the neighborhoods of al-Jabileh and al-Mowazafin, killing and wounding a large number of terrorists.

A military source underlined that the army is resolved to liberate the entire cemetery region to restore security to a road that connects the city to ISIL-besieged airbase.

In relevant developments in the province on Tuesday, the army soldiers warded off ISIL’s large-scale attack on their positions in Panorama region, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.

An army officer said the back up provided by the air force played a crucial role in fending off ISIL’s attack.

Following the attack, the army units targeted positions and gathering of ISIL near Deir Ezzur’s cemetery and the neighborhoods of Old Airport, al-Hamidiyeh, al-Sina’ah and in the village of al-Jafrah in the Eastern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city, a military source said.

According to reports, the army units deployed in Deir Ezzur’s Airbase also opened artillery and missile fire at ISIL’s movements in al-Mohandesin region near al-Thardah mountain South of Deir Ezzur, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying four military vehicles of ISIL.

Elsewhere in the same region, army troops targeted a gathering of ISIL terrorists in al-Haraj area in the village of al-Hosseiniyeh, destroying a vehicle and inflicting a number of toll on the terrorists.

Also, the Russian and Syrian fighter jets carried out several bombing raids on the concentration centers of ISIL in al-Maqaber, Jonayd Division and Tamin Brigade in Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur, inflicting heavy casualties on the militants.

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