Heavy clashes have been ongoing between government forces and ISIS terrorists in the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor since last weekend.
On January 14, ISIS terrorists launched a large offensive against government forces, targeting their positions at the Dier Ezzor Airbase and the Panorama Military Base. As a result of a series of attacks the terrorists gained some ground in the area, but failed to isolate the airbase, held by government troops. Early on January 16, the army was able to restore control over the al-Assad Hospital and to launch a counter-attack against ISIS units.
In turn, ISIS started to deploy manpower east of the 137 Artillery Brigade Base in order to advance on this strategic defense site of the army.
Over 110 ISIS members have been reportedly killed and wounded in clashes with the Syrian army. The Syrian army’s casualties are estimated between 40 and 60 killed and wounded.