Syrian army inflicts heavy losses on ISIL in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, May 08 (MNA) – The Syrian Arab Army on Saturday targeted ISIL gatherings and fortifications in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, inflicting heavy losses upon it, a military source announced.

The source said the Air Force killed a number of the ISIL terrorists and injured others and destroyed their machinegun-equipped vehicles which were loaded with arms in the villages of al-Mrai’ayia and al-Jafra in the province's eastern countryside.

Later, sources on the ground informed that Army and Armed Forces unit engaged in violent clashes in al-Ummal neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city, killing many ISIL members, injuring others, and destroying an armored vehicle they were using.

Other army units targeted with concentrated fire ISIL bases and fortified positions in the neighborhoods of al-Mattar al-Qadim, al-Sina'a, and al-Kanamat in the city, in addition to destroying a base for launching makeshift rockets in al-Urfi neighborhood and a mortar launcher in Huwaijet Saqer at the city's eastern outskirts.

 

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