The Syrian army fortified new positions in areas surrounding the military airport of Deir Ezzur in order to restore further security to the airport.

A military source disclosed that the Syrian army troops are reinforcing their military positions in the areas which have recently come under their control, specially in the al-Tharda mountains.

Meantime, the Syrian army’s engineering units assisted by Russian experts are demining and removing the bombs planted by the ISIL terrorists group.

The source also said that the Syrian and Russian fighter jets are also targeting the ISIL’s military positions in Huweija Sukr, al-Mariyeh and Huweija al-Mariyeh in a bid to expand security of Deir Ezzur military airport.

This comes as tens of ISIL terrorists have fled to the town of Mouhsen located 30 kilometers from the airport and some others have also fled towards the city of al-Mayadeen.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Syrian army continued its advances in Deir Ezzur province and managed to retake several points, restoring full security to the surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur military airport.

The Syrian army troops attacked ISIL’s military positions to the South of Deir Ezzur city from the two directions of Panorama and al-Tim oilfield, and managed to take control of al-Tharda 1, al-Tharda 2 and al-Tharda 3 mountains.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army regained control of al-Tharda mountains which are considered the main defense lines for Deir Ezzur military airport in the South.

The Syrian army has now restored full security to the surrounding regions of Deir Ezzur military airport and the airport will soon be ready for operations.

In relevant remarks on Sunday, the commander of the operation in the region said that the Syrian city of Deir Ezzur will be liberated from the ISIL terrorist group in the coming days.

The Syrian city of Deir Ezzur will be liberated from the ISIL militants in the coming days, Gen. Mohamed Khadur, the commander of the operation in the region said.

“In the coming days, we will raise the Syrian flag in the skies of Deir Ezzur,” Khadur said.

According to the commander, the liberation of Deir Ezzur depends in particular on regaining control of the road that links Deir Ezzur and the city of Palmyra.

Khadur also noted that the operation under his leadership had been carried out for more than two months, and the servicemen gained control of 185 out of 200 kilometers (115 out of 124 miles) of the road.

The Syrian military started an operation to unblock the airbase on Friday, days after breaking the siege of Deir Ezzur.

The Syrian Army troop advanced rapidly against ISIL in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city Saturday and lifted terrorists’ nine-month-long siege on the most important military airport in the Eastern part of the war-hit country.

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