The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched another powerful assault on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defensive positions inside the village of Al-Jafra on Friday, marking the 4th time this week that the terrorist group has attempted to advance at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport front in the western part of the province.
According to a military source from the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard, ISIS attacked the Syrian Armed Forces’ defensive positions at the farms in Al-Jafra village, resulting in a fierce and bloody battle that lasted for over 6 hours on Friday afternoon.
Finally, as nightfall began to descend over Deir Ezzor, ISIS was forced to retreat after sustaining heavy casualties during their last attempt at breaking through the Syrian Arab Army’s front-line defenses near the Al-‘Alam Farms.
The aforementioned farms were originally captured by ISIS during their powerful assault on the Deir Ezzor Military Airport last week; however, after a series of airstrikes from the Russian Air Force, they withdrew from the site.
Approximately 30 ISIS terrorists were killed on Friday in Al-Jafra, including 7 Saudis, 3 Iraqis, 2 Egyptians, and 2 Tunisians; these numbers were reported by the 104th Airborne Brigade.