Earlier today inside the western countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) launched another large-scale assault at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport’s southeastern perimeter in order to weaken the Syrian Arab Army’s 1st line of defense and seize the remaining farms near Al-Muri’iyah.

The ISIS militants storming the southeastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport were able to impose full control over the Al-‘Alam and Abu Waleed Farms after a violent battle with the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division, the Shaytat Tribesmen, and the National Defense Forces (NDF) this afternoon.

However, the ISIS militants were not able to advance much further as their death toll began to rise exponentially once they approached the Deir Ezzor Military Airport’s southeastern gates, which is heavily fortified with nearly 650 Syrian Arab Army soldiers from the 137th Artillery Brigade.

According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the terrorist group has captured the Al-‘Alam and Abu Waleed Farms twice this year; however, they tend to retreat from this area after their failed infiltration attempts to enter the Military Airport.

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