Syrian warplanes targeted the positions of Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists in the eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, inflicting material losses and casualties on them.
On Saturday, the hideouts of the terrorists in the neighborhoods of al-Majbal, al-Tharda, Wadi al-Tharda and al-Ommal in Deir ez-Zor were heavily pounded by Syrian jets, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported.
A large group of the Takfiri militants were killed and injured during the raids.
In a separate development, the Arab country’s artillery hit the terrorists gathering centers in the areas of Huweijet Sakr, Huweijet al-Mreiiyeh and al-Bugheiliyeh in the western countryside of Deir ez-Ezor, claiming the lives of dozens of them.
Over the past six years, Syria has been fighting foreign-sponsored militancy. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimated in August that more than 400,000 people had been killed in the Syrian crisis until then. The UN has stopped its official casualty count in Syria, citing its inability to verify the figures it receives from various sources.