BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) launched another powerful assault in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, Friday, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the strategic Panorama Roundabout.

Beginning shortly after midnight on Friday, ISIL terrorists the Syrian Arab Army’s trenches near the Panorama Roundabout; this resulted in a series of clashes that would last for several hours.

With clashes persisting throughout the night and early morning hours, the SAA repelled numerous jihadist attacks and recovered all points lost to jihadists under the cover of darkness.

According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Army killed more than 25 Islamic State militants and wounded 80 other terrorists during Friday’s battle.

Among the dead terrorists that littered the battlefield on Friday was an Islamic State field commander from Tunisia; he was reportedly killed near the Al-Tanimiyah Checkpoint.

The Islamic State’s offensive this week in the Deir Ezzor Governorate was their most intense assault on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions since their massive attack late last year.

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