Russian fighter jets carried out several combat flights over ISIS positions and gatherings in Deir Ezzor, inflicting major casualties on the terrorists.
The warplanes carried out a number of airstrikes over the Thardah mountain, al-Rashidiyah, al-Arfa, and al-Huweiqa districts of Deir Ezzor city, killing a number of militants and wounding many more.
The Russian Air Force is still conducting airstrikes over the region, hitting targets all over the vast Syrian Desert which stretches as far East as the Iraqi border.
Earlier reports said that Syrian Army troops fended off ISIL's attacks on their positions in the Eastern city of Deir Ezzor.
ISIL launched massive offensives in Deir Ezzor, targeting the army's positions in al-Mozafeen district and al-Maqabr area.
ISIL began the assault by storming a height inside the al-Maqabr area; this resulted in a fierce clash with the army soldiers.
Following the attack on the mountain, an ISIL unit attacked the army's defense lines near a cemetery in al-Maqabr, resulting in another heavy fighting that lasted for nearly two hours.
The army men repelled ISIS attacks, killing and wounding a number of them.
ISIL suffered a heavy death toll and its equipment sustained major damage in the failed attacks, pulling the remaining pockets of forces back from the battlefields, FNA reported.
Source: Al Alam