A day before, the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group launched several attacks on positions of the Syrian Army in Deir ez-Zor. According to the latest data, the fighting in the area is ongoing.
A day before, terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) group attempted to attack positions of the Syrian government forces in Deir ez-Zor, Syrian sources reported. According to reports, terrorists launched the offensive from several directions (the north-west and south) and used armored vehicles, loaded with explosive agents, in order to overcome the forward positions of Syrian troops.
The terrorist group launched its attacks not only in suburbs of Deir ez-Zor, but also on an airdrome, which is a strategically important object of the province. The military forces of the airdrome have been deterring attacks of terrorists for more than two years, providing access of food, weapons and ammunition to the city to counter militants.
Servicemen of the 123rd Brigade of the Syrian Armed Forces hold the front against IS terrorists in Deir ez-Zor and its approaches. As a result of several strikes, terrorists managed to capture three villages in Deir ez-Zor, but then soldiers of the 123rd Brigade restored the lost control over the populated localities.
According to the Syrian military command, about 70 IS terrorists have been killed during the fighting. However, the Syrian Army also has suffered heavy losses: 20 soldiers were killed, while 30 others were wounded.
According to the latest data, the fighting in the area of Deir ez-Zor is ongoing.