BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi forces heavily targeted on Wednesday the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) positions near the US Coalition’s lines in southeast Deir Ezzor.
According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army struck Daesh’s positions at Jabal Baghouz from the Albukamal front, while Hashd Al-Sha’abi attack the terrorist group from the other flank.
Iraq’s Al-Sumaria News quoted Farhan Mohammad al-Deilami, a member of Anbar Province’s Council, as saying that the artillery units shelled Daesh’s strongholds in southeast Deir Ezzor, killing and wounding several terrorists.
It went on to say that most of Daesh commanders that had already left Iraq to Syria were killed in the attack.
Al-Deilami told Al-Sumaria that the artillery attack was done in coordination with the Syrian government in order to prevent infiltration of Daesh from Syria to Iraq.
Earlier this month, the Iraqi Air Force pounded a key base and a large arms depot belonging to the Daesh terrorists in eastern Syria near the border, inflicting tens of casualties on the terrorists.
The Joint Operation Command said in a statement that the Iraqi F-16 fighter jets targeted Daesh’s bases on Syria’s soil at the order of Iraq’s General Command of the Armed Forces and under the supervision of the Joint Operation Command.
The statement said that the warplanes bombed an arms and ammunition depot of Daesh-affiliated Faylaq al-Farouq in the al-Souseh region of southeastern Deir Ezzor, adding that the depot contained a large number of missiles and explosives.
The statement went on to say that the fighter jets attacked al-Baqouz region in southeastern Deir Ezzor and bombed a base of Fayalq al-Farouq, destroying different missiles and killing a sum of 30 terrorists at the base.