Syrian army downs ISIL RC plane in Deir Ezzor

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DEIR EZZOR, Aug. 15 (MNA) – Units of Syrian Army and Armed Forces downed an ISIL radio-controlled plane carrying explosives in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor Airport as part of their continued operations against ISIL terrorist group.

SANA’s reporter in Deir Ezzor said that the Deir Ezzor Airport garrison clashed with a group of ISIL terrorists in the surroundings of the Airport and downed a radio-controlled plane carrying explosives and equipped with a camera before arriving at its target.

The source added that an army unit killed a number of ISIL terrorists and destroyed one of their hideouts in al-Rashdiyeh neighborhood in the city.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Air Force carried out airstrikes targeting the ISIL fortifications and movements in the villages of al-Shoula, al-Bghiliyeh, the Cemeteries, Aiyyash, Ein al-Bujumaa and the Panorama area, destroying their fortifications, weapons, and ammunition and leaving a number of them dead or injured.

In the same context, local sources said that a number of young men killed the so-called Emirs of the recruits in al-Mayadin and Abu Kamal, terrorists Jadallah Abdel-Ra’of and Ziad al-Noubi, both of whom were Egyptians.

A group of locals killed 3 terrorists who were moving on Abu Kamal-Hasibeh road and destroyed their car, while another group of locals in the eastern countryside of the province killed 7 terrorists among them 4 from foreign nationalities in al-Katef area in Abu Kamal city.

Large numbers of ISIL terrorists escaped from the province, including one of their leaders named Youssef al-Marhoun, according to the sources.

Terrorists from ISIL executed one person in al-Tebni town in the northwestern countryside of Deir Ezzor and killed another while he was trying to escape from the terrorist organization in al-Kasrah town in the northern countryside of the province.

Meanwhile , the army units launched intensive operations against ISIL in the eastern countryside of Homs,  establishing  control over the towns and villages of al-Koum, Wahit al-Koum, Jorit al-Jamal, al-Othmania, Njiran, Ayn Sabkha and Um Qabiba.

A large numbers of ISIL terrorists were killed in the operations, in addition to the destruction of 2 tanks, 4 vehicles equipped with machineguns and dismantling of many of IEDs.

Also, army units, in cooperation with backup forces, advanced 10 km to the direction of Athrya to southeast of Katfa in the eastern countryside of Hama, having control over a number of strategic hills and heights in the area.

SANA/MNA

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