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MARCH 2021

Syrian Army & Air Force Strike ISIS Positions in Deir ez-Zor

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Units of the Syrian Army, backed up by the country’s air force, have launched a new series of attacks on positions of terrorists of the Islamic State group in Deir ez-Zor.

Syrian Army & Air Force Strike ISIS Positions in Deir ez-Zor

Photo: AFP 2017 / Ayham al-Mohammad

Syrian troops, backed up by the country’s air force, heavy struck positions of terrorists of the Islamic State group, stationed in Deir ez-Zor and its surrounding areas, in order to break their siege of the city’s airport.

IS positions and gatherings in Sorieh Juneid, al-Mohandesin, al-Ma’amel, Tal-e Maqaber, the Electricity company, Hill 17, surrounding areas of the al-Maqaber cemetery, Lawa al-Tamin and the Deir ez-Zor airport, as well as on the al-Thardah mountains, were pounded by Syrian fighter jets. As a result, terrorists suffered heavy losses.

At the same time, the Syrian Air Force also hit terrorists’ positions in al-Ma’amel region in Deir ez-Zor city, the villages of al-Hosseynieh and Hatleh, located in the eastern part of Aleppo, as well as Ayash village to the west, and northern and eastern parts of the airport. A number of terrorists were killed and wounded in the airstrikes.

Meanwhile, missile and artillery units of the Syrian Army targeted positions of IS terrorists, stationed in al-Thardah region, the Sanouf heights and surrounding areas of the cemetery. As a result, several terrorists were killed, while their military vehicles were destroyed.

On Wednesday, the Syrian Armed Forces continued their military operation, aimed to break the siege of the Deir ez-Zor airbase. Syrian troops, backed up by the country’s air power, struck IS positions in al-Thardah, Talat al-Sanouf and al-Maqaber regions, as well as on Hill 17, killing and wounding dozens of IS terrorists and destroying their several military vehicles, equipped with machine guns.

At the same time, the Syrian Air Force carried out airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in the areas of al-Arazi, al-Arafi, al-Hamidiyeh and the power department near al-Ta’min brigade. Several IS militants were killed and wounded.

On Tuesday, Syrian troops launched a new series of attacks on IS positions in the southern outskirts of Deir ez-Zor city in order to raise the siege of the city’s military airport. In addition, the Syrian Army also intensified its offensive on defense lines of IS terrorists in the area of the al-Maqaber cemetery, located in the southern outskirts of Deir ez-Zor. As a result, a number of terrorists were killed and wounded.

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