DEIR EZZOR, Sep. 11 (Press Shia) – Units of Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with allied forces, secured Deir Ezzor Military Airport completely after restoring control over al-Tharda mountain range which considers as the first defense line of the Airport from the southern side which will make it ready for work, according to SANA reporter.
The reporter said that the army units advancing from the direction of al-Sukhna-Deir Ezzor axis met with the army units positioned in al-Panorama area on the outskirts of the city of Deir Ezzor after they had arrived earlier to the Regiment 137 area, inflicting heavy losses upon their ISIL.
The reporter added that many of ISIL terrorists fled towards al-Mayadin city in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor after the Syrian Arab Army and the allies restored control over al-Sukhna-Deir Ezzor highway and as a result of the of the fighting and the bombardment of ISIL gatherings in the vicinity of al-Tharda Mountains on several axes.
Earlier, a military source told SANA that army units, in cooperation with the allies’ forces, reached the Regiment 137 and the area of al-Panorama after engaging in violent clashes with ISIL terrorists as scores of terrorists were killed and injured.
The source added that the operations of the army resulted in expanding the area over which the army established control along with dismantling the landmines and the car bombs planted by ISIL terrorists at the International Highway in a step towards opening it for the traffic.
In the same context, army units carried out a special operation and were able to cordon off scores of ISIL terrorists and several sites in the surroundings of al-Taim oil field.
Meanwhile, SANA’s reporter said that army units expanded the safe area around Deir Ezzor Airport few hours after meeting the guards of the Airport and breaking the siege imposed by ISIL terrorists on the Airport and the neighboring residential areas.
The reporter added that the army in cooperation with the allies and the supporting forces which entered the Airport on Saturday evening carried out intensive operations against the ISIL gatherings and positions and established control over the battalions of Sriti and al-Haras al-Jumhouri and the areas of the factories and al-Maqaber “cemeteries” and they expanded the safe area around the military airport and the neighborhoods of al-Tahtouh and Hrabesh.
The army engineering units are currently dismantling the landmines planted by ISIL terrorists at the sides of the road connecting the Airport and Deir Ezzor City and they are preparing for receiving the aids through the land roads to the Airport and the civilians in the neighborhoods of Hrabesh and al-Tahtouh, according to the reporter.
Meanwhile, civil sources from Deir Ezzor countryside confirmed that large groups of ISIL terrorists including some of their prominent leaders fled away.
The sources added that ISIL terrorist organization ousted a number of its leaders from their posts and it executed about 27 of its terrorists on charges of mass escape from the city of Al-Bukmal and the villages of Hasrat, al-Jalaa and al-Salihyia.