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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:05 P.M.) – In the final days leading up to the lifting of the Deir Ezzor siege, as pro-government forces led by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) battled their way towards city, the ISIS terrorist group expended over four dozen car bombs to try halt the offensive.

According to a statement released yesterday by the top commander of all Russian forces in Syria, Colonel General Sergei Surovikin, ISIS units tasked with repelling the Syrian Army advance on Deir Ezzor city employed no less than fifty vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs; also generically referred to as car bombs).

Surovikin clarified that 28 of the fifty VBIEDs were destroyed by pro-government forces on the ground.

Although not mentioned by Surovikin, Russian airpower also identified and destroyed an unknown number of car bombs before they reached Syrian forces.

In any case, some car bombs did hit their mark, inflicting losses on pro-government forces but sill failing to prevent Syrian armor and troops from reaching Deir Ezzor and lifting the three-year siege on the city.

With the battle for Deir Ezzor still technically ongoing and with the Syrian Army still yet to link up to Deir Ezzor along the M20 highway (the main road leading into the city), it can be expected that ISIS will continue to use great numbers of VBIEDs on a daily basis.

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What I never understand is why the fighter’s fighting Isis don’t have the rocket’s or missiles at the front or back where your going to have car bombs coming towards you as soon as they see them surely they should be ready for them coming I do know even the best get caught out but in the whole you should be ready 50 is a lot ,50 dead Isis scum !!

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The problem I see with this method is that it is a one way trip. You don’t see many suicide bombers wearing T shirts with ” ACE ” : 5 successful missions so far. :” New recruits don’t get too get advice from “experienced” suicide drivers..Even their successful operations end up being failures in some ways. If they have a Training college they can’t really have experienced tutors can they. Well not like they can have previous drivers come and talk as they would all be sort of mangled mincemeat which might put the new recruits off. All new applicants… Read more »

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IF SAA would also have few tousand of this Idiots, then the war would be over now.
This is the strongest weapon against SAA from ISIS and FSA/HTS too.