BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a vicious series of attacks in the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Thursday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) in-and-around the pronvincial capital.
Units from the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard led the way on Thursday, striking the Islamic State militants at the Al-Huwiqah, Al-Arfi, and Al-Baghiliyah districts of Deir Ezzor City.
While their Republican Guard units attacked the aforementioned districts, the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade carried out their own assault on the Islamic State’s positions around the military airport and Saqr Island.
According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Army’s assault managed to kill and wound dozens of Islamic State terrorists, while also destroying several armored vehicles.
In addition to the Syrian Army attacks on ISIL’s positions in Deir Ezzor, Russian cargo planes dropped more than 20 tons of food and medical supplies to civilians inside the provincial capital.