BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:25 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) launched a massive offensive at the Deir Ezzor Airport on Sunday night, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) at the northern flank of this military installation.

ISIS began the assault by storming the Al-Maqabar area and Ta’ameen Brigade base at the northern flank of Deir Ezzor Airport; this resulted in a series of intense clashes at around 11 P.M. (Damascus Time) on Sunday evening.

Despite the intensity of the Islamic State assault tonight, they were unable to achieve to penetrate the Syrian Arab Army’s front-lines, resulting in their eventual withdrawal.

According to a soldier in Deir Ezzor, the Islamic State assault on the airport was mostly defended by joint forces comprised of the Syrian Arab Army’s “Nafiz Asadullah Squad” and local tribesmen.

In response to the Islamic State’s offensive tonight, the Russian Air Force has carried out several airstrikes inside the Deir Ezzor Governorate, hitting the terrorist group’s main supply lines from Mohassan.

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blitz
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2017-02-06 02:12

A very serious situation. The defenders are some of the most motivated and experienced troops; however, the enemy outnumbers them 5:1. Syaf and SAA + tribal allies are doing all they can; and doing a pretty good job. The reality is that it is on Russ shoulders to help recover and secure DZ. SAA was doing well against daish on its own, until usaf struck them on two separate occasions, causing daish advances. Ru can still deployed assets, such as Forpost UAV’s and Tu-214R to monitor enemy movements and pin point their positions for air strikes. They could consider landing… Read more »

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2017-02-06 23:06
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You have serious advantage when you’re defending an entrenched area, as long you don’t run out of food, water and ammos, especially if you have air superiority…

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MILAN MILJKOVIC
2017-02-07 04:28

A very serious situation.

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pinkiepiggy
2017-02-06 16:11

More of them there are there .

Muscum hater
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2017-02-06 05:19

With great joy I’m praying to allah to kill as many muslims as his enjoyment calls because I as a infidel love seeing muslims killing muslims thank you AL

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2017-02-06 22:41
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You’re not better than the takfiris besieging Deir-Ezzor, you have the same bloodlust they have.