Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Republican Guard recaptured the strategic position in Al-Faraj south of the Deir Ezzor airport after a successful operation this morning. Many ISIS fighters were killed during this operation, according to pro-government sources.
From its side, ISIS targeted SAA positions in the Al-Sina’a neighborhood in southern Deir Ezzor with guided missiles. However, no casualties were reported. ISIS also targeted civilians in Al-Jourah and Al-Qusur neighborhoods with armed drones. At least 24 civilians were killed or injured as a result these attacks.
Meanwhile, Hezbollah’s media wing in Syria announced that the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) had carried out many airstrikes on ISIS positions across the Syrian-Iraqi border. The locations of the ISIS positions were provided by the Iraqi intelligence. The SyAAF destroyed an ISIS command center in Al-BuKamal and a HQ of the ISIS Shura Council inside Raqqah city. The SyAAF also destroyed ISIS positions in Al-Deshdasheah village at the Syrian-Iraqi boarder.
According to AlMasdarNews, the SAA’s operations in Deir Ezzor are being supported by Syrian warplanes taking off from the Al-Shira’at airbase – that was hit by the US missile strike last week.
The Russian Aerospace Forces also participate in the operation.
ISIS is shelling SAA positions: