Dozens of ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded in clashes with the Syrian army forces in al-Sana’h neighborhood in Deir Ezzur city and al-Jafra village on the outskirts of the city.
Also the Syrian air force units pounded the militants’ gathering centers in al-Sana’h and al-Baliqiya regions in Deir Ezzur and al-Jafra village, respectively.
The Syrian Army, in a rapid offensive on Wednesday, pushed back the ISIL terrorists from several farms near Deir Ezzur airbase East of Syria.
The Syrian army troops broke through the ISIL’s lines of defense at al-Mura’yeh and reentered the farms around the village.
The army soldiers reentered al-Mura’yeh farms after seizing both the al-Alam and al-Walid farms at the Southern perimeter of the Deir Ezzur military airport; this successful counter-attack allowed the government forces to build a buffer-zone around its Southern gates.
Meantime, the army managed to clear the strategic hilltop of Tal Kroum and much of Jabal al-Thardeh to the Southwest of the airbase; these aforementioned sites were originally captured by the ISIL during late January offensive.
Clashes are currently ongoing between ISIL and the Syrian Armed Forces at al-Jazeera University and the Furat al-Sham Hotel in al-Baqaliyah district, along with intense firefights at the al-Hwaiqa, al-Jubeileh, al-Roshdiyeh, Old Airport, and al-Sina’ah districts inside the provincial capital.