The army aircraft carried out several combat sorties over ISIL’s movements near the salt mine near the town of al-Tabni in the Western countryside of Deir Ezzur, destroying most of the vehicles and killing a number of terrorists.
The ISIL intended to transfer the convoy of forces, arms and ammunition to the group’s positions near Brigade 137 base.
Also, the fighter jets pounded ISIL’s defense lines in the villages of al-Baqaliyeh and Ayyash, imposing heavy casualties on the militants.
In the meantime, the Syrian Army troops clashed fiercely with a group of ISIL terrorists and repelled their attack on the government forces’ positions South of T-2 pumping station in the Southeastern part of Deir Ezzur, killing a large number of terrorists.
Well-informed sources confirmed earlier today that high-ranking ISIL commanders are escaping the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur as the Syrian pro-government forces are just one step away from lifting terrorists’ siege on Deir Ezzur city and airbase.
The sources said that all the foreign members and commanders of the ISIL have left their weapons behind and fled the battlefields in which the army units are advancing.
The sources added that the army forces kicked off their operations in five flanks and are now on the verge of breaking ISIL’s siege on Deir Ezzur after more than three years.
Further reports said that the ISIL’s defense lines on the outskirts of Deir Ezzur are effectively collapsing with the Syrian Air Forces successfully destroying ISIL’s headquarters in a number of neighborhoods in the city’s Western part, killing several militants and forcing many more to flee or surrender.