Deir Ezzur: ISIL Sustains Heavy Losses in Syrian Army, Air Force Strikes
The Syrian army’s missile and artillery units heavily pounded the ISIL’s military positions in the surrounding areas of Panorama, Tal Borouk, Deir Ezzur airport, al-Tharda, Huweiqa and the village of Ayash, killing a number of the ISIL terrorists and destroying their military vehicles and equipment.
The Syrian army units stationed in Deir Ezzur military airport also managed to destroy the military vehicles of the terrorists and seized a military vehicle.
The Syrian air force also struck the ISIL’s military positions in Hatleh village and the surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur, and destroyed their military vehicles.
In a relevant development on Sunday, it was reported that the ISIL terrorist group has been disintegrated by the Syrian army’s intensified military advances in Deir Ezzur and also its massive advances in Homs province.
The Syrian army heavily pounded the concentration centers, military positions and movements of the ISIL in al-Tharda, Wadi al-Tharda, Huweiqa Qateh, old airport region, al-Mavared district and the village of al-Jafreh which resulted in the destruction of a number of command centers and death of several terrorists, including senior commanders.
The army units also engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists who had attacked the government positions in the surrounding areas of al-Roshdiyeh and Tal Borouk in the Western countryside of Deir Ezzur and managed to foil the terrorists’ attack, killing a large number of them.
“After recapturing Arak energy field, the Syrian army troops moved towards al-Sukhnah region, ISIL’s most important bastion in the Eastern countryside of Homs in a bid to move towards Deir Ezzur in a later stage,” a military source said.
“The end of the ISIL will be through the Deir Ezzur direction, because this city is the main center of the battle with the terrorist group in Eastern Syria and it acts as a strategic loop that links Iraq to Syria,” the source went on to say.
On Thursday, the Syrian army troops continued their advances against ISIL in Eastern Homs and recaptured Arak energy field on Thursday, moving towards the strategic town of al-Sukhnah along the main road to the terrorist-held city of Deir Ezzur.
The army soldiers that had earlier taken full control over Arak triangle engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL and pushed them away from Arak oilfield East of the city of Palmyra.
A large number of ISIL terrorists, including non-Syrians, were killed and their military hardware were damaged in the attack.
A military source announced that after taking control over Arak energy field the army soldiers are to move towards al-Sukhnah that is the last ISIL base in Homs province and a gate to Deir Ezzur province.