The Syrian Armed Forces repelled several attacks of terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) group on the two main airfields of the Syrian Army in Deir ez-Zor and Sweida.
Several attacks, planned by terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) group on the two main airfields of Syrian troops in Deir ez-Zor and Sweida, were disrupted by the Syrian Armed Forces. As result, terrorists suffered heavy losses.
Syrian fighter jets struck IS terrorists, stationed near the Deir ez-Zor Airport, while they were preparing for an offensive on Syrian troops, deployed inside the airport. Terrorists’ positions in al-Rashidiya, al-Hwaiqa and al-Hamidiyeh districts of Deir ez-Zor, as well as their gatherings in Panorama, located west of Deir ez-Zor, were also attacked by the Syrian Air Force. As result, a number of terrorists were killed and wounded, and their military hardware was destroyed.
Several airstrikes were also carried by Syrian aircraft on positions of the IS terrorists in al-Hosseiniyeh and Hatla in eastern Deir Ezzur, as well as in Jabal al-Tharda and al-Jafreh, located south of eastern Deir Ezzur province. Several militants lost their lives during the airstrikes, which also destroyed their military equipment.
At the same time, offensives of the IS terrorists in the vicinity of Tal al-Sheikh Hassan and the al-Tha’ala airbase, located in Western Sweida, were repelled by the Syrian Army. About two dozen of terrorists were killed in fierce clashes with Syrian soldiers. Positions of terrorists in Tal al-Ashayhib also were shelled by Syrian troops. Scores of militants were killed, while many more of them were wounded.
On Wednesday, the Russian Aerospace Forces also pounded IS terrorists’ positions, located in the east of the province of Deir ez-Zor. As a result, militants suffered heavy losses. Russian fighter jets struck defense lines of the IS on the Thardah mountain. Several terrorists were killed and wounded.
At the same time, the Thayyem oilfields and a power station, located near, were also attacked by the Russian air power. As a result, two technical trucks, equipped with anti-aircraft machine guns, were destroyed and more than 20 IS terrorists were killed and injured.
The military situation in Deir ez-Zor remains stable, as the Syrian Army is always alert in this area, while fighting in the city of Palmyra in Homs province has intensified, as Syrian troops let their guard down.