The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launched yesterday a wide-scale offensive against the government-held part of Al-Sina’a district in Deir Ezzor, capturing several blocks in the neighborhood.
The hours-long fierce clashes forced the Syrian Army to retreat as ISIS used tanks and heavy artillery in the attack.
Today, the 104th Brigade of the Republican Guard embarked in a counterattack and recaptured the blocks it has lost the day before.
A booby-trapped vehicle has also been dismantled by the Army’s engineering units after damaging it. The suicide bomber fled before getting caught by the Army.
The counteroffensive left scores of the jihadis dead and wounded as the Syrian fighter jets took part in the military operation and pounded ISIS positions.