The sources said that a large number of people in the town of Albu Kamal along the Euphrates River attacked one of the checkpoints of ISIL Hasaba (security-monitoring) forces, setting fire at two of their vehicles.
The sources added that the ISIL started arresting people following the clashes.
Other sources reported that the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units pounded ISIL’s positions and movements in al-Thardah mountain, Wadi (desert) al-Thardah, al-Thardah crossroad, the neighborhood of al-Orfi and cement-block making factories, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.
In the meantime, the Syrian forces opened tank fire at ISIL’s positions Southwest of Tamin Brigade base in the Southern countryside of Deir Ezzur, killing a number of militants.
The army units also shot down a drone of ISIL which was equipped with imaging and rocket launching devices near the Eastern wall of the Deir Ezzur’s military airport.
The army soldiers also engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL in al-Maqaber (cemetery) region, killing a number of terrorists, including a commander, nom de guerre Ahmad al-Janin.
ISIL’s military hardware also was damaged in the clashes.
Relevant reports said on Sunday that the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units, tipped off by intelligence agents, opened heavy fire at a large gathering of ISIL terrorists on the banks of the Euphrates river, inflicting major casualties on the terrorists and foiling their plan to attack the army strongholds.
The artillery and missile units shelled the concentration centers of ISIL terrorists that were planning to prevail over the army positions near the Euphrates river that goes through the Deir Ezzur city, killing 12 terrorists and destroying a military vehicle.
In the meantime, the artillery and missile units targeted ISIL’s positions and movements in Panorama army base West of Deir Ezzur, killing seven terrorists and destroying a military vehicle and three of their positions.
Local sources said that the army men, meantime, destroyed an ISIL tunnel in al-Sina’ah region near al-Makateb region, killing the entire terrorists inside and also killing any chance for the terrorists to move their bomb-laden vehicles to the region via the tunnel.
The Syrian Air Force also carried out repeated air attacks on ISIL’s positions on Hill 17, Hill Aloush, Mount al-Thardah, the power company, al-Mohandeseen and Jonayd division regions South of Deir Ezzur city.