Syrian army downs RC aircraft for ISIL in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, Jun. 06 (MNA) – Syrian Army units, backed by the army air force, engaged last night in violent clashes with ISIL-affiliated terrorist groups at the southern axis of Deir Ezzor city.

SANA reporter said that for the third day in a row, army units clashed with ISIL-affiliated terrorist groups in the area of al-Panorama, the surroundings of the Regiment 137 and al-Maqaber “cemeteries” area while the fiercest clashes took place at the hills of Syriatel and Um Abboud to the south of Deir Ezzor.

The reporter added that the clashes were accompanied by intensive raids carried out by the army air force and bombardments on the fortifications and the supply routes of ISIL in al-Bghailiye, Tharda valley, the surroundings of Talet al-Sunouf, al-Taim crossroads, Kou’a al-Mayadeen, al-Panorama farms, al-Makabbat, Talet al-Rasad, the oil stations of al-Sham, al-Azem and al-Iman, al-Taim School and the Technical Institute.

A radio-controlled aircraft was downed in the operations in the area of al-Panorama and a number of terrorists were killed, in addition to destroying their fortifications.

Kuwaiti terrorists Abu al-Qasem al-Mutairi and Abu Mohammad al-Ahmadi, Saudi terrorist Abu Khadija al-Jazrawi and Moroccan terrorist Abu Othman were identified among the killed terrorists.

Meanwhile, the army units established control over new areas in the eastern countryside of Homs after special operations against sites and gatherings for ISIL terrorist organization according to a military source.

The source told SANA that the army units, in cooperation with backup forces, established control over the areas of Tarat al-Olab, Sharet Dalhoun, and Dalhoun well to the northeast of al-Alyanieh village, 45 km east of Homs city, killing and injuring many of ISIL terrorists, in addition to destroying their vehicles.

A military source said that army units, backed by supporting forces, launched during the past few hours intensive operations against ISIL gatherings in the eastern countryside of Hama, establishing control over 6 strategic points on the oil pipeline in Rasm al-Taima in Salamiyeh’s eastern countryside.

The source added that the operations resulted in the killing of more than 60 terrorists and the destruction of a number of their vehicles.

SANA/MNA

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