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Syrian Army Restores Full Security to Deir Ezzur Airport

11 September 2017 15:18

 

The Syrian army continued its advances in Deir Ezzur province and managed to retake several points, restoring full security to the surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur military airport.

The Syrian army troops attacked ISIL’s military positions to the South of Deir Ezzur city from the two directions of Panorama and al-Tim oilfield, and managed to take control of al-Tharda 1, al-Tharda 2 and al-Tharda 3 mountains.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army regained control of al-Tharda mountains which are considered the main defense lines for Deir Ezzur military airport in the South.

The Syrian army has now restored full security to the surrounding regions of Deir Ezzur military airport and the airport will soon be ready for operations.

In relevant remarks on Sunday, the commander of the operation in the region said that the Syrian city of Deir Ezzur will be liberated from the ISIL terrorist group in the coming days.

The Syrian city of Deir Ezzor will be liberated from the ISIL militants in the coming days, Gen. Mohamed Khadur, the commander of the operation in the region said.

“In the coming days, we will raise the Syrian flag in the skies of Deir Ezzur,” Khadur said.

According to the commander, the liberation of Deir Ezzur depends in particular on regaining control of the road that links Deir Ezzur and the city of Palmyra.

Khadur also noted that the operation under his leadership had been carried out for more than two months, and the servicemen gained control of 185 out of 200 kilometers (115 out of 124 miles) of the road.

The Syrian military started an operation to unblock the airbase on Friday, days after breaking the siege of Deir Ezzur.

The Syrian Army troop advanced rapidly against ISIL in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city Saturday and lifted terrorists’ nine-month-long siege on the most important military airport in the Eastern part of the war-hit country.

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