DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:50 P.M.) – The self-proclaimed Islamic State continue to lose more grounds in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor as the government forces are engaged in a successful counter-offensive near the city’s airbase.

The government troops, aided by pro-Army local fighters, manager to recapture Abou Hassan hill and a jihadist trench southwest of the Insurance Brigade Base. Scores of ISIS jihadists have been killed in the clashes.

The new advance comes shortly after the Russian cargo planes dropped tons of aid inside the besieged airbase.

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