AlMasdarNews reports: The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched another powerful assault at the Deir Ezzor Airport on Sunday, targeting the southern gates of this strategic military installation.
ISIS began the assault by launching two different attacks from two different axes, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at both the Al-Jafra Farms and southern perimeter of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.
According to a military source at the Deir Ezzor Airport, the Syrian Arab Army quickly repelled the assault at the Al-Jafra Farms after destroying an armed bulldozer and BMP tank with their anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM).
The military source added that the Syrian Armed Forces engaged the Islamic State terrorists for nearly four hours at the southern perimeter of the airport, killing more than 20 militants during the battle.
This latest attack on Sunday was the terrorist group’s 3rd attempt this week to breach the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.