Syrian troops managed to repel several attacks of the Islamic State terrorist group in Deir ez-Zor province.
The Syrian Army has repulsed several attacks, launched by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on the southern and southwestern outskirts of Deir ez-Zor city, the Sana news agency reported, citing military sources. As a result, terrorists suffered heavy losses, and their military hardware was seriously damaged.
Reportedly, Syrian troops clashed with IS terrorists to the south of the 137th Brigade’s garrison, located to the southwest of Deir ez-Zor city. Three barricades of terrorists were destroyed, as well as a number of militants were killed and wounded.
At the same time, positions of IS terrorists, stationed in surrounding areas of the Deir ez-Zor airbase, al-Makbat region, al-Thardah mountain and Aloush hill, were shelled by army’s artillery units. Terrorists suffered heavy losses. In the course of repelling IS attacks on the Deir ez-Zor airbase, a tank, eight vehicles, equipped with large-caliber machine guns, and two bomb-laden cars were destroyed. In addition, at least 10 militants were killed on another sector of the area.
On Thursday, positions of IS terrorists, deployed in the area of the al-Maqaber cemetery, as well as of the Talat al-Rawad and al-Mayadeen roads, located near the city of Deir ez-Zor, were struck by the Syrian Air Force and government troops. As a result, several terrorists’ bases and oil tankers were destroyed, as well as a number of militants were killed.
Artillery units of the Syrian Army also targeted terrorists’ positions near Deir ez-Zor city, al-Makbat, al-Tharda and al-Maqaber regions. Dozens of IS terrorists were killed and wounded.
In addition, Syrian troops also launched a fresh operation against IS terrorists in the southern part of the 137th Brigade’s area, located in southwestern Deir ez-Zor. As a result, three machineguns of terrorists were destroyed, while a number of militants were killed and wounded.