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ISIL fully expelled from key mountain top near Deir Ezzor Military Airport

11 September 2017 15:26

 

The Islamic State (ISIL) has been fully expelled from the Thardeh Mountains in western Deir Ezzor, the Syrian military announced on Sunday evening.

The Thardeh Mountains overlook the western sector of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport and provided the Islamic State forces a buffer around the Panorama and Thayyem areas in the provincial capital’s outskirts.

With the Thardeh Mountains clear, the Syrian Arab Army has officially secured the western perimeter of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, leaving only the southern and eastern flanks left to go before the entire installation is ISIL-free.

The Syrian Arab Army is now in the process of clearing the southern flank of the airport, as they continue their large-scale assault on the Jafra Farms.

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