The Russian Aerospace Forces, the Syrian Air Force and Syrian ground troops have launched a new offensive on positions of the Islamic State terrorist group in the southwestern part of Deir ez-Zor city.
The Syrian Army and the country’s air forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, launched a fresh joint offensive on positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the southwestern part of Deir ez-Zor city in order to raise the siege of the city’s military airbase. As a result, IS terrorists suffered heavy losses.
Concentration centers of IS terrorists, stationed in the area of the al-Maqaber cemetery, were stormed by Syrian troops, army’s missile and artillery units, backed up by Syrian and Russian fighter jets. According to reports, IS terrorists suffered heavy losses in manpower.
At the same time, the Syrian Army launched an attack on an ammunition depot of the terrorist group, located near al-Tamin brigade to the west of the Deir ez-Zor airbase. As a result, the depot was destroyed and all terrorists, who were inside it, were killed.
On Thursday, the Syrian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Forces continued their joint operation against IS terrorists, targeting their gathering centers in Deir ez-Zor. Dozens of terrorists were killed and wounded in the air raids.
Syrian aircraft struck the terrorists’ al-Rakaz base, located near Kaziya Sukr in Salehiya Hatla region in Deir ez-Zor. At least 15 terrorists were killed.
At the same time, the Syrian Air Force launched a series of attacks on IS positions, located at Setta Illa Rob street and in the area of al-Tamwin square, as well as in Jabal al-Tharda, al-Maqaber and al-Konamat districts. The villages of al-Baliqiya, Khasham and Marat, located near Deir ez-Zor city, were also targeted by Syrian fighter jets. As result, tens of militants were killed and several their military vehicles were destroyed.
Meanwhile, IS centers in al-Hawiqa and Roshdiya districts of Deir ez-Zor city, as well as the area, located near al-Maqaber and Sariya Jonayd in the southern part of the city, became objects of aerial attacks of Russian and Syrian fighter jets. As a result, IS terrorists suffered heavy losses.