The Syrian army units launched heavy artillery and missile attacks on ISIL hideouts in the western parts of the regions near the Brigade 137, al-Jubaileh, al-Hawiqeh, areas near Panorama and Qeta al-Ta’mineh region, smashing one of the militants’ command centers and several of their military vehicles.
A number of ISIL terrorists were also killed in the operation.
Meantime, the Syrian air force heavily pounded the ISIL moves and positions near Deir Ezzur airbase, al-Tharda region and the districts of al-Arafi, al-Arazi, al-Jabileh, al-Sina’ah and al-Hamidiyeh as well as the villages of al-Janineh and al-Jafreh and the regions near the cemetery, inflicting tens of casualties on the terrorists.
Also, the local sources said that several ISIL commanders, including Abdolrazzaq al-Amir, Ahmed al-Amir, Fahad al-Amir and Samer Khalaf al-Nasser al-Mashhadani, have fled the village of Zabiyan and al-Mayadeen city in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian air force carried out a fresh round of combat flights over ISIL-held regions in Deir Ezzur as army troops continued their advances against terrorists in Raqqa and Homs provinces towards Deir Ezzur province.
The army aircraft targeted ISIL’s movements and strongholds around of Deir Ezzur airbase, Zamen battalion base, the village of al-Janineh, al-Kanamat passageway, and the neighborhoods of al-Hamidiyeh and al-Sina’ah.
Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed and several positions, vehicles and a large volume of their military equipment were destroyed in the air raids.
In the meantime, local sources in Southeastern Deir Ezzur reported that unknown assailants set fire at one of the media centers of the ISIL near al-Bakreh square in the town of al-Mayadeen.
The Syrian Army forces continued to hit ISIL’s positions in Eastern Homs and drove terrorists out of more positions in the depth of Badiyeh (desert) near the town of al-Sukhnah, the last main stronghold of the terrorist group before Deir Ezzur.