ISIL Suffers Heavy Casualties in Syrian Soldiers’ Rapid Counterattack in Deir Ezzur
The sources said that ISIL shifted to defence after their attack on pro-government forces’ positions in al-Maqaber (cemetery) region and Regiment 137 base was pushed back and they came under a rapid army counterattack.
They added that 30 ISIL terrorists were killed and tens of others were wounded in the battles today.
Local sources reported that the army soldiers, supported by pro-government forces, are making a steady advance around Deir Ezzur’s airbase, recapturing more lands and pushing the terror group back.
Relevant reports said on Thursday that the army soldiers engaged in clashes with a group of terrorists who intended to occupy the Syrian troops’ new positions in the Western parts of al-Tamin brigade base in Southern Deir Ezzur, and repulsed their offensive after inflicting casualties on the militants.
The army units then launched a counterattack on ISIL bases near al-Tamin brigade region and won control of Abu Hassan hill after heavy clashes with the terrorists.
The army forces also targeted a group of ISIL terrorists who were fleeing the battleground in the Southwestern parts of al-Tamin brigade with tank fire, killing 11 militants and wounding several others.