15:16 GMT +321 September 2019
Listen Live
    Syrian Army Repels Daesh Attack Near Deir ez-Zor Airbase

    Run for the Hills: Syrian Army Kills Dozens of Terrorists in Major Advance

    © AFP 2019 / GEORGE OURFALIAN
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    5515
    Subscribe

    Daesh terrorists have confirmed the death of at least 70 of their own as the Syrian Army and popular forces continue their advance on the militants’ positions west of Deir ez-Zor city, Iran’s news agency Fars reported on Wednesday.

    A number of terrorists were killed or injured and many of their machinegun trucks were destroyed in airstrikes, while army units pounded the terrorists near Deir ez-Zor airport, inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and equipment.

    In the past 24 hours the Army’s warplanes targeted positions of al-Nusra Front-linked terrorist groups south of Hama city destroying a number of enemy facilities and leaving many terrorists dead, the agency wrote, citing sources on the ground.

    In the neighboring Idlib province, meanwhile, an Army unit carried out a special operation targeting terrorist forces in the south and killing eight militants.

    More hideouts and positions for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were destroyed in Teir Maala, west of Talbiseh and in Um Sharshouh, 18 kilometers north of Homs city.

    In Aleppo, the Army’s air force launched a series of airstrikes against Daesh positions in the eastern countryside, Fars News reported.

    Related:

    Duel in the Desert: Syrian Army Assaults Daesh in Deir ez-Zor Province
    Suburban Combat: Syrian Army Fights Islamists in Greater Damascus
    Tags:
    machinegun trucks, special operation, airstrikes, offensive, Daesh, Syrian Armed Forces, Al-Nusra Front, Syria
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik