DEIR EZZOR, Jan. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian Army and Armed Forces units, supported by Syrian Air Force, achieved a new advance in their operations against ISIL in Deir Ezzor, killing scores of terrorists.
SANA’s reporter in Deir Ezzor said that an army unit, in cooperation with supporting forces, carried out during the past hours a special operation against ISIL gatherings in the graveyards area to the south of Deir Ezzor city, establishing control over a strategic hill that serves as a vantage point after inflicting heavy losses in ranks and equipment upon terrorists.
The reporter said that the army seized a PKC machinegun and a number of other weapons used by ISIL in the same area, adding that members of army’s engineering units dismantled a number of explosive devices that terrorists had planted earlier.
The reporter pointed out that army units eliminated members of terrorist groups who infiltrated near the Panorama area in the southern entrance of Deir Ezzor city, including one of their leader who was nicknamed Abu Yousef.
The reporter denied claims circulated on the terrorists’ social media pages about terrorists gaining control over the Panorama area.
The reporter also said that the Syrian Air Force destroyed a command position for ISIL in the area surrounding al-Bu-Awad Mosque in al-Mo-Hasan city in the eastern countryside of the province, killing 12 terrorists including Ragheb al-Arif, Salah al-Mahmoud al-Turki al-Salim, Abboud al-Aliwi, Ragheb Ahmad al-Hammad, and Badr Hamid al-Aliwi.
In Homs province, an army unit directed strikes on the fortifications and dens of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups affiliated to it in al-Farhania and Um Sharshoh villages in the northern countryside of the province, according to a military source.
The source said that as a result of the strikes, a number of terrorists were killed, others were injured, and their fortified positions were destroyed.
Meanwhile, the army’s Air Force destroyed convoy of vehicles for ISIL terrorists in Kasaret Bahir east of al-Qalamoun in Damascus Countryside.
SANA/Press Shia Agency