Syrian army advances in graveyards area in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, Feb. 22 (MNA) – Syrian Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with supporting forces and with aerial support, carried out military operations on Wednesday targeting ISIL gatherings in Deir Ezzor city and in its surroundings.

SANA’s reporter in the province said that army units expanded the extent of their control in the graveyards area at the southern outskirts of Deir Ezzor city in the direction of the road linking Deir Ezzor Airport and the residential neighborhoods of
the city after targeting ISIL hotbeds and infiltration points.

The source added that the army operations in the area resulted in the destruction of two terrorist’s vehicles, as the army regained control over one of the hills overlooking the terrorists’ positions and fortifications on the Airport’s road.

In addition, the Syrian Air Force carried out airstrikes targeting the ISIL gatherings and fortifications in the neighborhoods of al-Hamidiyeh, al-Omaal, al-Rashidiyeh, al-Jabiliyeh in Deir Ezzor city and in the factories and graveyards areas, as well as al-Thardah, al-Muhandisin, al-Husseiniyeh areas, and al-Sowar town, destroying a number of the terrorists’ vehicles and leaving many terrorists dead or injured.

SANA/MNA

News Code 123775

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