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:

Chris Tomson | AMN

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These are covert US Rapid Engagement units posing as ISIS. It has to be underlined that so called ISIS and US coalition terror troops are one and the same. Only when the pretend to operate as ISIS they wear masks.

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ROFL.

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I would have thought that at this stage of the siege that SAA soldiers would ‘dig in’ and create underground quarters as per static trench warfare in WW1 Europe.

Even my father in WW2 North Africa dug a slit trench with a small tent over the top in the Artillery Gun Lines.

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The SAA and all others on both sides except Hezbollah are extremely lazy about digging trenches and fortifications. In some parts of the country the ground makes it hard or impossible without machines. Also the frontlines change often, this is a war of relatively few soldiers in a very large area.

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Marching (maneuver) and digging (trenches) save lives.

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I thought Al Amaq was a paedophile porn site…