The army soldiers clashed fiercely with ISIL in al-Thardah region and fended off terrorists’ attack on their positions along the road to al-Mayadeen in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.
Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed, three bomb-laden vehicles and a large number of arms and military equipment were destroyed and an armored vehicle of the militants was also seized by the army in the clashes.
Earlier reports said that the army stood up to three waves of largest-ever offensive staged by ISIL in the desert region between Western Deir Ezzur and Eastern Homs on Friday and early Saturday, and restored full security to Deir Ezzur’s highway to Palmyra city.
The army repelled hundreds of ISIL militants that invaded its strongholds between the towns of al-Shoula and Kabajeb, and managed to reopen the highway that connects Deir Ezzur to Palmyra from both directions after killing tens of terrorists and pushing them back from areas near the road.
Army sources said a number of ISIL terrorists are now under their siege after pro-government forces attacked them from two flanks in the front that spreads towards al-Shoula and from the town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs towards Kabajeb in Western Deir Ezzur.