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Syrian Army Fends Off ISIL Attacks Near Deir Ezzur Airbase

18 March 2017 14:05

 

The Syrian army, supported by the air force, repelled two ISIL offensives against their positions near Deir Ezzur airbase and the surrounding areas of Regiment 137, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.

The army units stationed at Deir Ezzur airbase, supported by the Syrian fighter jets, repulsed the ISIL militants’ attempts to occupy the region by launching artillery attacks and airstrikes against their moves.

Army reports said one tank, 8 machinegun-equipped vehicles and 2 bomb-laden cars of ISIL were destroyed near al-Ta’min Brigade region and 2 other suicide vehicles were also damaged near al-Ma’amel region.

During the clashes, tens of ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded, the army said.

Also, the army forces fiercely clashed with the ISIL militants who sought to enter the surrounding areas of Regiment 137, inflicting 10 casualties on the terrorists and smashing their machinegun-equipped vehicle.

Meantime, a military source reported that the Syrian soldiers targeted a boat carrying terrorists towards al-Baliqiyeh-Heart Hospital with artillery fire and killed all those on the boat.

Sources in Eastern Syria said on Friday that the ISIL suffered a number of casualties and its military equipment sustained major damage in the Syrian army soldiers’ attacks in the Southern and Southwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city.

The sources said that the army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL South of Regiment 137, Southwest of Deir Ezzur city, destroying three barricades and killing or wounding a number of terrorists.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery units shelled heavily ISIL’s movements and positions in areas surrounding Deir Ezzur’s airbase, al-Thardah mountain, al-Makbat region and Tal (hill) Aloush, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

Also, the Syrian air force and army launched heavy strikes on ISIL positions and moves near Deir Ezzur city on Thursday, destroying several oil tankers and bases of the terrorists and killing tens of them.

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