BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) militants in Deir Ezzor found themselves as the primary recipient of a powerful assault conducted by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian Air Force on Saturday night.

Taking off from Qamishli Military Airport in northeastern Syria, the Russian Air Force began the onslaught by launching several airstrikes over the Sheikh Yassine, Al-Rusafa, Al-Jubeileh, Al-Rashidiyah, and Al-Hussiniyah districts of Deir Ezzor.

These airstrikes severly damaged the Islamic State’s defenses; especially in the Sheikh Yassine District, where the terrorist group’s main explosives depot was destroyed by a Russian attack on Saturday evening.

Following the Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed their own assault against the Islamic State, destroying at least 3 pick-up trucks fitted with 23mm anti-aircraft machine guns in the Al-Ummal District, while also damaging a tank in the Panorama area.

The Syrian Arab Army would also target Islamic State gathering points in the Al-Hussiniyah, Al-Jubeileh, and Al-Hamidiyah districts of Deir Ezzor city.

 

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Janjak Desalin 1804
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When did RuAf start using Qamishli?
How did I miss that?
Su-25s would be great from there!

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Simon Gunson

This development may be the result of inviting YPG to talks in Astana, or perhaps even sudden co-operation with the Americans after President Trump was inaugurated?

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Stern Daler

The Qamishli airport is AFAIK in the government controlled sector of the town. So it is possibly not related.

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Yeah, all this Trump stuff is waaaaay to optimistic. Trump will take his marching orders from the masters that ruled Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama!

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Yeah, all this ‘trump is a zionist puppet’ is waaaaaaaaay too defeatist. fuk off with your disgusting defeatist/concern trolling msm propaganda, you are a nobody from correct the record.

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Janjak Desalin 1804

meet me anywhere in this world and i will skull f**k you, publicly, and post it on youtube b***h!

clock tickin!

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Stern Daler

First time that I hear that also.

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Janjak Desalin 1804

Actually, AMN had an article on the 17th, regarding the action in Ad Deir, which specified that the airbase was full of fighters.!
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-attempts-lift-siege-deir-ezzor-airport/
How I missed that, I don’t know

Additionally, articles from other outlets, from Jan ’16, reported that Russian technicians were preparing the base. Missed those, too!

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Stern Daler

Thx missed it. I only knew that the airport was in the government enclave. Got other jobs besides reading all news. LOL