On Saturday morning at the outskirts of Deir Ezzor City, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched another massive assault on the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, targeting the southern and eastern flanks of this large airbase controlled by the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division.
Similar to their previous attacks on the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, ISIS sent two suicide bombers towards the southeastern guard post; however, per usual, the terrorists were unable to reach their intended destination, resulting in a premature explosion and another failed suicide attack to propel their combatants into the base.
Moments after the suicide attacks, the ISIS terrorists stormed the Deir Ezzor Military Airport and the farms adjacent to it; this resulted in a series of clashes that would last for most of the day until the Syrian Air Force’s Sukhoi fighter jets pounded the exposed terrorists attempting to advance from the Missile Battalion Base that is located south of the airport.
ISIS would retire their remaining forces to the nearest shelter in order to evade the powerful airstrikes that were raining hell over the terrorist positions near the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.
Meanwhile, at the Al-Sina’a District (Industrial District), the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard continued their counter-assault against the encroaching ISIS terrorists that were occupying the eastern sector after their assault on Thursday.
Despite reports of its capture, ISIS does not control the entire Industrial District – firefights are ongoing between the two opposing parties.