On Sunday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) restarted operations at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport after a brief hiatus to concentrate on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) frontline defenses at the provincial capital.
ISIS began their offensive by launching 4 suicide bombers towards the Syrian Arab Army’s defensive barrier at Ibn Waleed (east of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport); however, the terrorist group’s vehicles were destroyed by the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division before they could reach their intended targets.
Following their failed suicide attacks, ISIS sent wave after wave of combatants towards the Syrian Arab Army’s defensive barriers at the eastern gates of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport; this resulted in the death of 58 enemy combatants (total provided by the 137th Brigade) before the terrorist group withdrew their fighters by nightfall on Sunday.
In addition to their failed assault on the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, ISIS conducted another offensive to recapture the Al-Muri’iyah Farms from the possession of the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigades, but for the third time this week, the terrorist group was repelled after losing 16 combatants during this failed bid.
To top off ISIS’ unsuccessful day in Deir Ezzor, the Syrian and Russian Air Forces struck the terrorist group’s positions at the villages of Hatla, Mohassan, and Al-Jafra, destroying several mechanisms in the process.