DEIR EZZOR,Feb. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian army unit downed an ISIL radio-controlled aircraft loaded with bombs over Tallet al-Rawad, southwest of Deir Ezzor city.

On the southern outskirts of the city, the Syrian Air Force targeted gatherings of ISIL terrorists in the surroundings of al-Maqaber (graveyard) area, leaving many terrorists dead or wounded.

Meanwhile, local sources in al-Bukamal city said two ISIL terrorists, one of them is Iraqi, were killed by the terrorist organization in Souq al-Hal area in the city. This was the second time in a week and the forth in a month where ISIL liquidates some of its members in Deir Ezzor city.

Meanwhile,army units established full control over more than eight villages in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province after inflicting heavy losses in personnel and equipment upon ISIL terrorists.

SANA’s reporter said that army units established control over the villages of Magharet Abu Jbar, Misherfet Abu Jbar, Beijan and its strategic hill, Rasm al-Kama, Rasm al-Kabeer, Shweilekh, and the strategic Hmeimah hill in the eastern countryside of Aleppo after fierce battles with ISIL terrorists, which also resulted in inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists in personnel and weaponry.

The reporter added that army units cleared tens of kilometers from trenches and barricades set up by the terrorists to hinder the advance of the army in the area, and that engineering units dismantled hundreds of IEDs planted by the terrorists in the villages and farmlands which the army established control over.

Moreover, a military source told SANA that army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, established control over Turfa al-Gharbiya in the direction of al-Bayyarat in the eastern countryside of Homs province after eliminating a number of terrorists from ISIL and destroying their vehicles.

SANA/Press Shia Agency