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Syrian Army, allies repel ISIS attack in south Deir Ezzor countryside

21 May 2018 19:27


ISIS has launched an assault against positions for the Syrian Army and allied forces in the southern countryside of Deir Ezzor as the group suffers another defeat along the Syria-Iraq borders.

According to a military source, a number of ISIS militants attempted to infiltrate the government-held areas in Badiyat Al-Mayadeen and Badiyat Al-Qoryah located to the northwest of the border city of Al-Bukamal.

The assault, however, was successfully foiled with scores of ISIS militants killed and wounded.

Meanwhile, the US-backed Kurdish militia continues to attack – in collaboration with the Iraqi forces – ISIS pocket along the frontiers, seizing more territories and eliminating scores.

In a related context, ISIS’ last enclave in southern Damascus was fully liberated after the terror group was forced to accept a surrender deal.

The US-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that up to 367 ISIS jihadists have been killed in battles against the Syrian Army during the past 2 months.

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