On Tuesday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched another assault on the Deir Ezzor Military Airport’s southern gates after spending the last two days attacking the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) at the villages of Al-Jafra and Al-Muri’iyah.
The terrorist group began their assault by sending two suicide bombers towards the southern gates of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, where they were confronted by the soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division and the 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard at the two guard posts.
Unfortunately for the two suicide bombers, they were unable to reach their targets, as both vehicles were destroyed by the Syrian Armed Forces as they approached the southern gates of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.
Following their failed suicide attacks, the terrorist group charged the southern gates of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, where they suffered over 30 casualties and the destruction of 4 armored vehicles while trying to penetrate the Syrian Armed Forces’ fortifications.
In addition to their failed assault on the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, the terrorist group suffered another defeat near the provincial capital, as they attempted to infiltrate into the Brick Factory to the east of the airbase; this failed assault resulted in the death of 22 enemy combatants and 2 armored vehicles mounted with a 23mm anti-aircraft machine gun.