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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Repels ISIL's Attack on Gov't Positions in Deir Ezzur
May 21, 2017 - 12:20
FARS

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army soldiers repelled terrorists' attack on their positions in Deir Ezzur province after hours of clashes, inflicting major losses on them. 
The ISIL terrorists' attack to capture the government forces' positions in the surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur's Brigade 137 base was fended off by the strong defense of the Syrian military men.
Meantime, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Aleppo and Sweida, over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army's operations in other provinces across Syria.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian army troops repelled a massive ISIL offensive on their military positions in the surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur military airport and pushed them back.

The government troops thwarted the ISIL's attack on the surrounding areas of Brigade 137 which resulted in the death of 14 ISIL terrorists and destroyed three of their military vehicles.

The Syrian army soldiers also fended off another ISIL offensive on the newly-liberated areas near al-Maqaber (cemetery) and al-Movazafin areas, killing at least 30 ISIL terrorists.

The Syrian troops also hit hard the gathering centers and movements of the ISL in the vicinity of al-Maqaber and Brigade 137 with artillery shelling and missile attacks.

Meantime, the Russian and Syrian air forces hit ISIL's positions in Deir Ezzur, conducting sorties at the cemetery area, Thardah Mountain, Taim Oil Fields and a handful of ISIL-held suburbs inside the provincial capital.

Aleppo

The Syrian army continued its military operations against the ISIL terrorists in Eastern Aleppo and captured more strategic villages in the region.

The army soldiers engaged in tough battle with the ISIL terrorists in Eastern Aleppo and managed to drive them out of Alih Albu Kamal village and take full control of the village.

The Syrian army's missile and artillery units also targeted ISIL's military positions North of Maskana region.

The Syrian army has taken full control of around 15 towns and villages in Eastern Aleppo.

Sweida

The Syrian army and popular forces took back a large chunk of the terrorist-controlled territories East of Sweida province in the Southern parts of the country.

"The Syrian army and its allies seized more than 60 square kilometers of lands in the Al-Zalfa region in Sweida province," the Arabic-language media quoted a military source as saying on Saturday.

The military source noted that after securing Al-Zalfa area, the Syrian army troops will push further East in order to secure the provincial border and lay siege on the Free Syrian Army (FSA) near the Al-Tanf border-crossing to Iraq.

Homs

Local officials confirmed that 400 gunmen and their family members left al-Wa'er district for Northern Homs within the last phase of an evacuation deal between the Syrian Army and the militants.

The sources reported that 400 people, including 90 gunmen have left al-Wa'er for the border town of Jarabulus region in Northern Homs.
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