DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 P.M.) – According to Amaq Agency, 28 soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were killed-in-action following last night’s ISIS assault on Deir Ezzor Airbase.
The Islamic State outlet said a small unit of 6 jihadist fighters infiltrated a SAA camp at the Abu Al-Walid farmlands near the airport, killing 19 Syrian government soldiers inside their tents, some of whom were still sleeping.
Meanwhile, 9 SAA soldiers were killed during an overnight assault on areas west of the Brigade 113 Army Base, Amaq claimed.
Al-Masdar News was not able to verify the casualty claims; however, a military source in Deir Ezzor noted that 25 ISIS combattants were neutralized during the jihadist offensive.
Despite briefly overrunning some government-held points, ISIS did not gain any substantial ground in Deir Ezzor during its late night attacks.
Amaq Agency report on Arabic: