Islamic State fighters in Deir El Zor launched a massive offensive at 5 am following heavy mortar shell bombardment on government positions in the city.
The ISIS attack was mainly concentrated on the Heart Hospital, Furat Hotel, and Al-Rawad. Unfortunately for the IS militants, the Syrian Army wasn’t willing to budge an inch and succeeded in repelling the attack.
According to military sources, ISIS lost at least 40 fighters, two tanks, one BMP, and a Hummer truck. Besieged for years now, the Syrian Army troops have managed to hold firm in the Euphrates province after countless waves of attacks by the internationally recognized terrorist group.