Syrian Army Inches Closer to ISIL’s Defense Lines in Deir Ezzur
The army men continued their operation from borders of Syria with Iraq and managed to take control over Wadi (desert) al-Lo’weiziyeh and advanced tens of kilometers along the border, seizing control of al-Washash region, Wadi al-Wa’ar and al-Wa’ar dam.
A military source, meantime, reported that the army soldiers have entered Deir Ezzur province from its Southeastern part for the first time in the last five years, adding that the pro-government forces are only 125km away from Albu Kamal.
Relevant reports said on Friday that the Syrian air force launched several airstrikes on ISIL’s military positions in the villages of al-Janineh, al-Hosseiniyeh, Ayyash, al-Baqaliyeh, al-Sina’ah, Hamidieh, Khasarat, al-Kanamat and the surrounding areas of Panorama region which resulted in the death and injury of a large number of terrorists.
The Syrian army units engaged in sporadic clashes with the ISIL in the Western countryside of the city of Deir Ezzur, killing at least nine terrorists and injuring many more.
The Syrian army’s artillery units also hit hard ISIL’s military positions in near Panorama region and square as well as al-Amal district and al-Baqaliyeh village in the Western countryside of Deir Ezzur.
During the Syria fighter jets’ air raids on ISIL’s military positions and movements in the villages of Ayyash, al-Janineh, al-Hasan, and the surrounding areas of al-Savameh in Deir Ezzur-Hasaka road several ISIL terrorists, including 4 foreign militants, were killed.
Meantime, the Syria army warded off ISIL’s terrorist attack on Fou’ad Cinema street, and killed a number of terrorists.
The Syrian army also downed an ISIL drone over Harabesh region.