Syrian army downs ISIL radio-controlled plane in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, Feb. 20 (MNA) – Syrian army units, backed by the army air force, downed a radio-controlled airplane for ISIL terrorist organization and eliminated a number of its members in Deir Ezzor and its countryside.

SANA reporter said that the army units defending Deir Ezzor military airport downed an ISIL radio-controlled airplane laden with bombs.

The source added that another army unit destroyed ISIL fortifications in the surrounding of al-Maqaber in the southern outskirts of Deir Ezzor city and in al-Jafra in the eastern countryside of the province.

The army targeted an ISIL vehicles’ gathering in al-Heraj area in al-Husseiniyeh village in the northern countryside, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

Other army units thwarted an attack by ISIL terrorists on the Panorama area and destroyed their gatherings and hotbeds in al-Maqaber area, the Old Airport, al-Hamidiyeh and al-Sinaa neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city.

Scores of ISIL terrorists were killed and injured in the army operations against their gatherings and movement axes in the countryside of Hama province.

SANA reporter said Monday that the army air force carried out a series of airstrikes on the ISIL terrorists’ positions in Hammade Omar village, about 40 km east of Salamiyeh city.

The source added that the army operation destroyed a weapons and ammunition depot and killed 8 terrorists, among them Omar Mohammad al-Sabha, Omar al-Omar, Saif al-Khaled, Sattam al-Hassan, Samer al-Oqla and Kharfan al-Obeid in addition to injuring 5 others.

The army air force targeted ISIL convoys on Aqirbat- al-Qasatel roundabout in the eastern countryside of the province, killing 29 terrorists and destroying 6 of their heavy machinegun-equipped vehicles.

The army air force also destroyed an ISIL tank and a bulldozer in the village of Souha, in Salamiyeh eastern countryside.

Meanwhile,the army unit carried out military operation against ISIL gathering in the surrounding of al-Rashideh village, about 38 km east of Sweida city in the southern province.

A military source told SANA Monday that an army unit destroyed a number of ISIL terrorists’ vehicles, leaving a number of them dead or injured, about 12 km east of al-Rashideh village.

The army units in cooperation with the supporting forces established full control over al-Turfa Asharkiyah village in al-Bayarat region in Homs eastern countryside, a military source told SANA on Sunday.

The source added that the military operations in the region resulted in eliminating a number of ISIL terrorists and destroyed many of their vehicles, fortifications and ammunition.

In the eastern countryside of the province, an army unit eliminated all members of ISIL terrorist group in al-Bardeh area in Homs countryside and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.


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