Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Inflicts Heavy Losses on ISIL Terrorists in Deir Ezzur Province
The ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzur province sustained heavy losses in tough battle with the Syrian army.
The Syrian army also continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria.
The Syrian Army men continued to purge the ISIL from more lands around the town of Al-Mayadeen on Sunday.
The army soldiers continued advancing against the ISIL in al-Mayadeen in Southeastern Deir Ezzur and captured the industrial zone and several neighborhoods in the Western part of the town.
The army units also captured Makef al-Qanam region at the Southeastern entrance of al-Mayadeen.
A field source said that the army men continued to hunt ISIL terrorists and destroyed their bomb-laden vehicles.
Local sources confirmed earlier on Sunday that a number of notorious commanders of the ISIL terrorist group have escaped from different battlefields in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur as the Syrian Army troops continued their anti-terrorism operations in the region.
The sources said that the army’s rapid advances in Deir Ezzur province have caused a number of ISIL’s commanders to escape the battlefields.
ISIL’s senior Mufti (religious leader) in Western Deir Ezzur Bashar al-Hanish nom de guerre Abu Mo’aviyeh and Hassaan al-Orwah, one of the notorious financial men of the terrorist group have escaped.
They added that Abdulkarim AbdulHamid Assaf, one of the security commanders of ISIL, has also left Eastern Deir Ezzur along with Abu Osam al-Fardan, another ISIL commander, for regions out of the terrorist group’s rule.
The Syrian Army troops and Air Force continued to hit the positions and gathering centers of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Northern Hama on Sunday, killing more than 30 terrorists.
The army men engaged in fierce clashes with Al-Nusra near the village of Abu Dali in Northern Hama, pushing them back from more positions.
The army’s artillery and fighter jets launched heavy assaults on the Al-Nusra positions and supplying lines in al-Hamdianiyeh, Tal Marq, Khowein al-Kabir, Um al-Khalakhil, Moshirefeh Tal Khanzir, al-Tuweibeh, Tal Khanzir, Atshan and Skeik regions.
The artillery units also shelled Al-Nusra’s stronghold in al-Latamina, al-Shanabereh and Tal al-Sakhar.
Over 30 terrorists were killed and several vehicles and a large volume of military hardware were destroyed in the attacks.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have driven ISIL out of 85 percent of Raqqa city in Northeastern Syria, the spokesman for the Euphrates Rage Operation said Sunday.
Jeihan Sheikh Ahmad stated that the SDF has seized control over 85 percent of the districts in the ISIL-held Raqqa city.
He further added that the SDF fighters will take full control over the city in the next coming days.
The SDF general command said in a statement last month that the SDF fighters stormed ISIL’s positions from the Sugar Company North of Raqqa city and captured the 17th Brigade base and silos.
Also, the SDF pushed ISIL back from the neighborhoods of Tishrin, al-Ramileh, al-Rowzeh and al-Mat’haneh.