BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) launched a powerful assault last night in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, targeting the strategic military airport under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
ISIS stormed the military airport at 9:30 P.M. (Damascus Time) last night, striking the southern flank of this installation from their positions at the rocket battalion base.
In response to the Islamic State offensive last night, the Russian and Syrian air forces stepped up their attacks over Deir Ezzor, launching over 40 airstrikes against terrorist targets in this desert province.
No gains were reported by either side last night, despite the intensity of the Islamic State attack on the military airport.
The Islamic State launched this offensive at the military airport after they foiled the large-scale advance by the Syrian Arab Army in the Panorama and cemetery areas.