The Syrian forces repulsed the ISIL attack on the Eastern parts of Deir Ezzur airbase, killing and wounding tens of terrorists.
They also destroyed a bomb-laden suicide vehicle which was aimed at blowing up the Syrian army’s positions in Deir Ezzur.
Also, yesterday, the Syrian warplanes conducted a series of intensive operations to pin down ISIL terrorists and cut off their movement routes in Eastern Deir Ezzur province, a military source said.
The Syrian air force operation focused on targeting ISIL gatherings and their routes of movement in North of al-Jafreh village, inside al-Baqaliyeh village and in the vicinity of Deir Ezzur Airport, and resulted in the death of a number of terrorists and destroying their vehicles equipped with machineguns.
On Tuesday, the Syrian air force hit hard the military positions of the Takfiri terrorists in Deir Ezzur province, killing a senior ISIL commander.
Khalaf al-Arif, nicknamed Abu Hamad, was killed in a Syrian airstrike on his vehicle in the outskirts of the town of al-Bu Layl in Deir Ezzur province.
Several military and armored vehicles of the ISIL terrorists also were destroyed in al-Tabaqa airport, Northern part of al-Jefreh region and al-Baqaliyeh region.