Syrian Army Preparing to Use Deir Ezzur Airbase
The army soldiers conducted clean-up operations in areas near Deir Ezzur airbase on Thursday and established security at the military airport’s runways to get ready for anti-terrorism missions after removing the siege on Deir Ezzur city and regaining control of al-Tharda Mountains and the airbase in the last week.
A military source said that using Deir Ezzur airbase for carrying out airstrikes against the ISIL will accelerate the operations in areas still under terrorists’ control in the region.
Meantime, the Syrian fighter jets launched several attacks against the moves and positions of the ISIL in the villages of al-Janineh, Hatleh, al-Mari’yeh and al-Baqiliyeh, killing and wounding a large number of terrorists and destroying their bases and hideouts.
The Syrian army had on Wednesday fortified new positions in areas surrounding the military airport of Deir Ezzur in order to restore further security to the airport.
A military source disclosed that the Syrian army troops are reinforcing their military positions in the areas which have recently come under their control, specially in the al-Tharda mountains.
Meantime, the Syrian army’s engineering units assisted by Russian experts are demining and removing the bombs planted by the ISIL terrorists group.
The source also said that the Syrian and Russian fighter jets are also targeting the ISIL’s military positions in Huweija Sukr, al-Mariyeh and Huweija al-Mariyeh in a bid to expand security of Deir Ezzur military airport.
This comes as tens of ISIL terrorists have fled to the town of Mouhsen located 30 kilometers from the airport and some others have also fled towards the city of al-Mayadeen.