Tens of ISIL Militants Killed in Syrian Army Counter-Attack in Deir Ezzur


The Syrian Army repelled heavy attacks of ISIL militants in Jufrah and al-Mereih in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur, military sources declared on Monday.

The sources rejected the ISIL claims of advancing in Jufrah and al-Mereih, and said the Syrian army troops confronted the group strongly and killed scores of them in the battlefronts.    

On Sunday, the Syrian Army repelled repeated ISIL assaults on its positions in Deir Ezzur Airbase, said local sources, adding that the militant group left behind over 120 casualties in the battle and retreated.

The sources said that the ISIL offensive to capture Deir Ezzur airbase failed and the Syria army troops killed nearly 120 militants in their counter-attack and pushed them back from the fighting area.