On Monday evening in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division – in close coordination with the 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – launched a counter-attack against the encroaching Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) fighters. The offensive staked their positions outside of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, killing several of these terrorists in a day long battle.
As a result of this major counter-assault outside of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Brigade and their allies were able to clear 500+ meters around the south-eastern perimeter of the base, creating a much larger buffer-zone around the dilapidated south-eastern entrance.
In addition to this counter-assault, the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade carried out their own military operation to retake the strategic hilltop of Tal Kroum, which is located to the south of the provincial capital and east of the airbase.
According to a military source at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade has made significant progress near Tal Kroum; however, they have yet to recapture this crucial site from ISIS’ grasps.
Earlier this morning, ISIS terrorists at the Al-Sina’a District (Hay Al-Sina’a) launched another attack on the district’s western sector, but so far, they have been relatively unsuccessful.