DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:50 P.M.) – The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched another large-scale offensive at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport on Wednesday, targeting the southern perimeter of this imperative installation.
ISIS began the assault by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses inside the Al-Jufra Farms; this resulted in a fierce battle that lasted for nearly 4 hours on Wednesday before the remaining terrorists were finally beaten back by the government forces.
Meanwhile, at the southern perimeter of the Deir Ezzor Airport, another ISIS unit attempted to infiltrate the Syrian Army’s defenses and reach the gates of this installation; however, this was also foiled after the terrorist group suffered heavy casualties.
According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the Islamic State offensive on Wednesday resulted in the death of nearly 30 terrorists, including a number of foreign combatants from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Malaysia.
In response to this assault, the Syrian Arab Army fired several missiles towards the Islamic State’s headquarters on Sakr Island, while an Air Force battalion carried out a number of airstrikes over the Al-Hamidiyah District at the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.