Syrian Army Repels ISIS Attack On Deir Ezzor Airport

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Syrian Army Repels ISIS Attack On Deir Ezzor Airport

Defenders of Deir Ezzor

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled an attack by ISIS terrorists on the Deir Ezzor airport from the southern direction and the direction of Lwa’ al-Ta’meen. Republican Guard fighters reportedly killed and wounded a large number of attackers.

SAA artillery units targeted ISIS terrorists in the vicinity of the airport, Al-Makabr area and the village of al-Marayaa.

The SAA launched a limited attack on ISIS points in the Al-Hweika district in Deir Ezzor and Al-Mayadeen town in the Deir Ezzor countryside.

The Syrian Air Force bombed ISIS positions in Al-Hweika, Rashidiya and Rusafa districts in the city of Deir Ezzor and in the Al-Thardah mountain south of the city.

The US-led coalition’s warplanes also targeted ISIS oil wells and tankers in the town of Khasham east of Deir Ezzor.

Menawhile, ISIS targeted civilian and military targets with mortars in Harabesh district in Deir Ezzor. According to opposition sources, the organization arrested a number of civilians attempting to escape from the ISIS-held area of the city.

ISIS also transferred a large number of prisoners from Raqqa to the city of Al-Mayadeen in the Deir Ezzor countryside.

According to local sources, the US-led coalition carried out another landing operation in the Umm al-Salaba area in the desert of Al-Bokamal. The US Spicial Forces captured 12 ISIS fighters during the landing, according to reports. [unconfirmed]

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