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Syrian Army Repels Large ISIS Attack In Northwestern Deir Ezzor

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Late on May 11, ISIS cells launched a large attack on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in Mount Bishri in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside.

SAA troops, backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), repelled the attack in the early hours of the next day following fierce clashes. Heavy weapons were used by the both sides.

ISIS cells withdrew back to their positions in the Homs desert after the failed attack. The terrorist left behind some of their equipment including a pick-up truck.

According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the army lost six of its soldiers in the clashes. Three terrorists of ISIS were also killed.

The attack on Mount Bishri was one of ISIS’ largest attacks in Deir Ezzor this year. The mountain, which rises 825 m above sea level, overlooks vast parts of western Deir Ezzor, southern Raqqa and eastern Homs.

ISIS’ attempt to capture positions in the mountain reflects the group’s ambition to reestablish a foothold in western Euphrates.

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Ed

I don’t understand why the SAA will never actually go after the attackers once they have retreated/been repelled? Surely if they do this and discover the whereabouts of this particular ‘cell’, they could then eliminate it for good, either on the ground or by air support?

Cromwell

Only way to deal with that scum is to go after them,don’t wait to be attacked,the SAA should use mobile special forces units to seek out and liquidate the bastards,use SAS tactics.

Jens Holm

Assads simply are not good enough and also not enough in numbers. There is nothing to understand.

Arabs are not raised by religion, etnicity nd culture to something like that.

Its the same for the rest in fx Syria. Thats a good reason for so much in Syria is been the rest of the world .

Peter Jennings

‘Assads’ have systemaically cleared the scum from their land. Terrorist scum only have a few pockets left to die in. Some of those areas are for the moment protected by US forces.

So your comment has no bearing on anything currently happening in Syria. The SAA has done their people a great service.

Bill Wilson

Assad only bussed the scum to other parts of Syria because he couldn’t afford to lose any more of his better SAA soldiers in close urban fighting.

Jens Holm

Thats how it went in that strange kind of fair trade.

Jens Holm

Whatever happens I see Assads being the Goverment for decades are the main responsible reasons for the fightings.

By that Assads are the main scums.

My comment is a military one. If You raise people to be sheep living in the dark, You will see it all over as in Syria, which includes the military forces.

Whats the great service? 550.000 dead ones. 100.00 with pmæy one leg or more. 5 millions not even in the coutry having no plans for ever returmning.5 more cuntry displaces, toiletpaper page for page is worth more then Lira, total destructions for billions.

So if thats great service, what is bad service for the Oblast

cechas vodobenikov

obvious—they wish to protect civilians that r used as “human shields”

Bill Wilson

Ain’t no civilians out there worth protecting because most are ISIS sympathisers.

Daniel Vogel

Well I think if they follow ISIS they will end up in territory which isn’t controlled by the SAA

Peter Jennings

Battle history is littered with examples of battles that were deemed won only to be lost because of chasing down retreating forces.

Bill Wilson

Especially on the platoon level.

Bill Wilson

It’s due to the SAA officers having to command poorly trained Iranian militias that are adequate behind defensive positions and hesitant to leave those to engage in battle out in the open. Seeing how small ISIS squads will attack one or two SAA positions for a while then leave, my bet is on ISIS doing that to create a distraction so they can run supplies past those positions until they’re finished.

Vigilant

I fully agree

Rhodium 10

Accord SOHR always SAA lost more personal than ISIS, Al Qaeda and Fake Syrian Army (FSA)…

Liberal guy

It’s a scum

Jens Holm

SOHR are one of the best sources for the whole Syria.

You are dum and seemes to insist in prefaring that. So dont read SOHRs but at least shut up about good sources are bad.

Liberal guy

Go to sleep old bastard sohr is a pro wahhabi outlet.u insane fool u and ur nonsense blah blah blah

Jens Holm

Wahabi probarly is a japanese vegetable for You too.

SOHR are sober. Its much as You think thats the same as drunk too.

Liberal guy

Take u r pills old man u fool hahahahaha

cechas vodobenikov

did the CIA tell u this oyour hypocrite female PM that told u to attend public schools while she sends her children to private schools….this is how poorly u r governed,,too cowardly to reject the amerikan consulate in Greenland…lol

Jens Holm

It seemes Your Allah is from Alabama or Baal from Balbek.

Bill Wilson

Football is God in Alabama.

Jens Holm

I didnt know football was God in Alabama. Maybe its because they have so much flat terrain:)

Peter Jennings

They should just stick to selling women’s underwear and leave the serious job of reporting on a war zone to the professionals.

Do they not supply your underwear? if not, you should ask.

cechas vodobenikov

Jenny is too only stupid enough for amusement….sohr=CIA…for more accurate reporting see Syrian partisan girl

Liberal guy

I know a insane old bastard

Jens Holm

Thats how it almost always also are. Acccording thers its the same pattern. ISIS troops attacking Assads too are always a many more, when they are counted by Assads.

Its more like You only read the messages, You like. By that You never will get the correct picture burt remain as a simple hooligan.

Rhodium 10

The problem is that SOHR like US coalition support ISIS vs SAA

Peter Jennings

Lots of luck with that brick wall Rhodium. Stop if you develop a headache.

ColinNZ

The sooner the SAA can regain eastern Syria the sooner they will be able to hunt down these US proxies.

Jens Holm

Those are not US proxies at all. People like You – and You are not alone – are full time iddijots in so many oppinions demanded by Your bad Leaders cheetig You here every day and night and even when You sleep.

You might be excused if You are some antigone from new zealand. Try yoga.

pp

Arabs shitheads need dictators to be kept under control I guess :D

You can call me Al

and eliminate the US – Jew lovers.

Jens Holm

IÍ see none of that.

Jens Holm

Its not only arabs and not only most muslims. Making unindependent thinking iis very visible in several regions of the world.

Peter Jennings

Your wrong troll. Arabs need heads to shit on. Yours might do?

Assad must stay

SAA needs to follow the bastards to wherever they retreat to, probably at-tanf

Jens Holm

iddijot like You still bring Al Tanf into this. You only lie for yerasekf and so much and agains and again that You even belkieve in it.

No wonder You remain behind everything, when You cant even learn from this and it is forbidden for all of You too.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

“ISIS’ attempt to capture positions in the mountain reflects the group’s ambition to reestablish a foothold in western Euphrates.”
LOL LOL LOL, “reestablish a foothold”, LOL LOL LOL, it’s 2 years too late to stop that.

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