Syrian Army troops fended off ISIS' attack on their positions in the Eastern neighborhoods of Deir Ezzur city, inflicting major casualties on the militants.
Alalam - Syria
The army soldiers engaged in several-hour-long fierce clashes with ISIS terrorists who had attacked heavily on their positions in al-Roshdiyeh neighborhoods, killing a large number of the militants.
The ISIS pulled the remaining pockets of its militants out of battlefield after they failed to prevail over the government troops' positions.
The Syrian Air Force also pounded ISIL's positions in Nursery and Petrochemical Faculties in the neighborhoods of al-Huweiqa and al-Kanamat and in surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur airbase South of the city.
The army's artillery units also shelled ISIL's positions near the airbase, killing a number of militants.
In relevant developments in the province on Monday, the army troops in a preemptive move targeted the gatherings and movements of the ISIL terrorists near the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur, preventing their move towards the city's industrial zone.
The army men targeted ISIL's movements and gathering of forces near Deir Ezzur's industrial zone, killing 15 militants and wounding several more.
The ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh) had gathered tens of forces to prevail over the army positions in the industrial zone to come in control of Maysalon neighborhood and eventually cut off a strategic road near the city, but failed.
The army aircraft also pounded ISIL's strongholds in Huweiqa al-Sakar East of the city, leaving a large number of militants dead or wounded and two of their vehicles destroyed.
The army's artillery units, meantime, shelled ISIL's positions in al-Huweiqa district, the industrial zone, the villages of al-Hosseiniyeh, Marat and al-Baqaliyeh and nearby areas of the army base 371, FNA reported.
Source: Al-Alam News Network