Syrian Army troops fended off ISIL’s attacks on government forces’ strongholds in Deir Ezzur’s countryside, inflicting major casualties and losses on them.
Syrian soldiers, backed up by the country’s fighter jets and artillery units, repelled ISIL’s attacks near Deir Ezzur airbase, and did not allow them to advance in the battlefield.
A number of ISIL fighters were killed or wounded and their machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed in the failed attacks.
In the meantime, ISIL’s concentration centers and gatherings in Brouk hill, al-Baqaliyeh, al-Roshdiyeh and Huweija were attacked by the Syrian soldiers.
In relevant developments in the province on Sunday, the ISIL launched a major offensive inside Deir Ezzur city, targeting the government-controlled districts of al-Arfi and Mouzafeen.
ISIL began the offensive by sending three VBIEDs towards the Syrian Army’s defenses at both the Mouzafeen and Al-Arfi districts, however, all three were destroyed before they could reach their intended targets.
Following the failed VBIED attacks, the Takfiri terrorists in the Al-Arfi and Mouzafeen districts, engaged in a series of intense firefights that ended in the militants retreating from both districts.
According to a military source, over 30 ISIL terrorists were killed during the failed offensive, including several foreign combatants from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Tunisia.