The army men warded off ISIL’s heavy attack on their positons in al-Jala’a and al-Ramadi regions North of the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, killing tens of suicide attackers and destroying their bomb-laden vehicles in a ten-hour-long clash.
The army men killed tens of terrorists and forced their remaining pockets to retreat towards the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River, seizing arms and ammunition left behind by the fleeing militants.
In the meantime, other units of the army men deployed at Deir Ezzur border with Hosm province engaged in heavy fighting with a group of ISIL terrorists that tired to prevail over the pro-government forces’ positions in Badiyeh (desert) of Humeimeh in Eastern Homs.
The army men beat back the ISIL and killed or wounded a number of them.
Relevant reports said on Tuesday that the army men and popular forces continued to advance against the remaining pockets of ISIL in a desert in Southern Deir Ezzur, leaving no way out for them to escape.
In the meantime, the army units stormed ISIL near the joint border of Deir Ezzur and Homs provinces.
Also, the Syrian Air Force carried out a number of combat flights over ISIL’s positions in al-Sukhnah Badiyeh (desert) and Humeimeh region in Eastern and Southeastern Homs, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying their positions and military equipment.
The ISIL has now been trapped in a region as large as 5,500 sq-km expanded from al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs to the outskirts of the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.