Syrian army destroys ISIL vehicles in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Syrian army and Armed Forces, supported by Syrian Air Force, carried out extensive strikes targeting ISIL gatherings in the surrounding of Deir Ezzor city and in its countryside on Wednesday.

SANA’s reporter said that army units destroyed ISIL vehicles equipped with machineguns, an artillery piece, one BMP vehicle, and two tanks in the graveyards area, in the neighborhoods of al-Hweiqa, Rashedieh, al-Sina’a and Al-Jabileh, and in the surroundings of the Panorama in Deir Ezzor city, and also in the surroundings of the Airport, al-Tharda Mountain, and the villages of al- al-Bghailiye, al-Hassanieh, and al-Geneina.

The reporter added that the garrison of Deir Ezzor Airport destroyed a car bomb driven by a suicide bomber and rigged with a large amount of highly explosive materials before it arrived at a military post in the vicinity of the airport.

The reporter also said that an army unit thwarted ISIL terrorists’ attempt to attack military posts, killing 5 of them and injuring others in Tal Brook area northwest of Deir Ezzor city.

Local sources in al-Mayadden city, al-Ashara town, and al-Bolel village in eastern countryside of the province said that popular resistance groups set fire to a number of ISIL centers and cars, killing nine terrorists in the process.

SANA/MNA

News Code 122827

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