DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — The Syrian armed forces on Wednesday destroyed numerous Daesh (outlawed in Russia) terrorists, including Kuwaiti, Saudi and Malaysian nationals, and damaged Daesh infrastructure in a massive operation in the city of Deir ez-Zor, local media reported.
According to the SANA state news agency, the operation was carried out in al-Hweiqeh and al-Rashidiya districts of the city and in the area of the Deir ez-Zur Airport. The operation was backed by the national air forces, the news outlet added.
Since July 2014, Deir ez-Zor has been under siege of the Daesh militants. Syrian army units control part of the city, but they are supplied with food and ammunition only by air.