The army soldiers clashed fiercely with ISIL in areas surrounding Deir Ezzur’s military airport and managed to recapture several positions, arresting a terrorist and seizing the bodies of four more killed terrorists including a French one.
In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units hit hard ISIL’s movements in the Old Airport neighborhood, killing 15 terrorists and destroying a 150-meter long tunnel of the terrorists used by the ISIL for transferring forces and as an arms and ammunition depot.
Also, the army troops repelled ISIL’s offensive on their positions in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city on Saturday, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in al-Maqaber (cemetery) region, and managed to fend off the terrorist group’s attack, killing five militants and wounding several more.
ISIL’s military hardware and weapons also sustained major damage in the failed attack.