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ISIL Commanders Continue to Flee Deir Ezzur Following Syrian Soldiers’ Advances in Badiyeh

23 July 2017 23:52


 More senior ISIL commanders, including the group’s so-called emir of electrical power, fled Deir Ezzur following the Syrian Army troops’ rapid advances in Eastern Homs and Southern Raqqa, local sources confirmed.

The sources in Eastern and Western Deir Ezzur reported that following the army men’s advances in Syria’s Badiyeh (desert) that are aimed at lifting siege on Deir Ezzur, the ISIL commanders, including emir of electrical power Abu Bis al-Khabouri and Head of water distribution department Ahmad al-Ali in the village of al-Basireh along with two other commanders, Hossein al-Mohammad and Karim al-Mohammad, fled Deir Ezzur.

The sources further pointed to the collapse of ISIL front in the town of Hajin in Eastern Deir Ezzur, and said that ISIL executed two of its own commanders in the region.

Well-informed sources said on Friday that a number of ISIL field commanders continue to escape battlefields in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur after the Syrian Army troops intensified their offensives against the terrorist group’s defense lines in Southern Raqqa and Eastern Homs to enter Deir Ezzur province.

The sources reported that the Syrian Air Force conducted a series of combat sorties on the positions and movements of ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzur city and its surroundings.

In the meantime, the army intensified airstrikes on the gatherings and positions of ISIL in the neighborhoods of al-Huweiqa al-Sharqiyeh, al-Sina’ah, al-Hamidiyeh, al-Orfi, al-Ardi in the city of Deir Ezzur, the sources pointed out.

They added that the ISIL positions were also targeted in the vicinity of the Regiment base, al-Raqqa Bridge base, the airport, al-Thardah area, al-Jafrah and al-Jneineh villages in the surroundings of the city.

The airstrikes caused deaths and injuries among ISIL terrorists and left many of their sites and vehicles, some equipped with machine guns, destroyed

Army units also engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL terrorists on the Southern and Southwestern directions, leaving many of them dead or wounded and their weapons destroyed.

Local sources mentioned that leaders within the ISIL continue fleeing areas in the countryside of Deir Ezzur after the advances of the Syrian army, with the latest being a security official of ISIL in the town of al-Mayadeen  called Abu Wissam al-Adnan.

The sources also noted that ISIL executed one of its members who was from Morocco in the town of Buqrus.

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