The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched another large-scale offensive at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport on Friday morning, attacking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defensive positions at the southeastern perimeter of this airbase.
The terrorist group began their assault at 9 A.M. (Baghdad Time) on Friday morning, when a suicide bomber attempted to detonate his armored vehicle at the army base that is situated to the north of the Artillery Battalion Base; however, the suicide bomber’s vehicle was destroyed by the Syrian Arab Army soldiers protecting the army base outside of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.
Following the failed suicide attack, a large ISIS contingent charged the Syrian Armed Forces’ frontline defenses at the army base, resulting in a significant amount of casualties for the terrorist group and the destruction of three more armored vehicles that were mounted with 23mm anti-aircraft machine guns.
According to a military source from the Syrian Arab Army’s 137 Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division, the terrorist group suffered a confirmed 27 casualties during their failed infiltration attempt into the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.
Among the casualties for ISIS at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport were the following: Mesha’al Al-‘Anzi (Saudi), “Abu ‘Abdel-Rahman”, Hussein Al-Wadi (Iraqi), Hammam Al-Turki, Isma’eel Mustafa Al-Dilaati, Khodor Hassan Abu Na’im, Ibrahim Sharif Shamir, Mohammad Mahmoud Al-Uthman, and Yousif ‘Abdel-‘Aziz Qadeem.