The sources reported that the Syrian army has sent a large number of its forces and military equipment from Damascus, Hama, Aleppo and Homs to Syria’s Badiyeh region in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
They added that the development came after ISIL’s recent attacks against the Syrian army positions, stressing that the army intends to launch massive operations to fully cleanse the ISIL remnants from the region.
The Syrian army has recently repelled several attacks by the ISIL terrorists against the Badiyehs (deserts) of Al-Bu Kamal and al-Mayadeen in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
Relevant reports said on Wednesday that the Syrian army troops engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in a desert-like region between Western Deir Ezzur and Eastern Homs and fended off terrorists’ heavy offensive, killing or wounding a large number of the gunmen.
The army men exchanged fire with ISIL after the terrorists tired to break through the government forces’ positions in Badiyeh near the town of al-Mayadeen and another Badiyeh near the villages in the Northern countryside of the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur near the border with Iraq, and managed to repel the terrorists’ heavy offensives.
Terrorists suffered tens of casualties in the failed attacks.
In the meantime, other units of the army clashed with the ISIL near an army positions near Oweiraz Dam Southeast of T3 Station in Southeastern Badiyeh of Homs, repelling the terrorists’ attack after killing and injuring a large number of them.
The ISIL further retreated from the battlefield to evade more losses.