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    Syrian Army Repels Daesh Attack Near Deir ez-Zor Airbase

    Syrian Troops Repel Daesh Attack Near Deir ez-Zor Military Airport

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    The Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) repelled a Daesh terrorists' attack aimed at seizing Tall Rifaat heights not far from the Deir ez-Zor military airport, located to the north of Aleppo.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — According to the Lebanese al-Manar TV channel, Daesh terrorists used heavy machine guns and artillery during the offensive. As a result of the clashes, Daesh militants were defeated and driven from the airfield.

    Deir ez-Zor is the seventh largest city in Syria located to the northeast from the country's capital of Damascus, which had repeatedly became a place to armed clashes between Syrian forces and terrorist militias.

    US warplanes hit Syrian government troops near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor on September 17, leaving over 80 people killed. The Pentagon said initially that the airstrike was a mistake and targeted Daesh militants, while a number of Syrian officials stated that the attack was intentional.

    Following the strike, Daesh terrorists launched a massive offensive in the area, however, the Syrian army managed to repell the attack.

    Deir ez-Zor, which is still held by Syrian government forces, has been under siege of Daesh since July 2014.

     

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