On Thursday morning in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) launched a large-scale assault at the strategic Deir Ezzor Military Airport, where they attempted to break-through the base’s southeastern fortifications for the sixth time this year.

The terrorist group began their assault by sending a suicide bomber towards a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) checkpoint outside of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport; however, this terrorist attack was repelled by the soldiers manning a guard post before it could reach its intended destination at the base’s southeastern perimeter.

Following the failed suicide bombing, a large ISIS force charged the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the airport’s southeastern gates, resulting in heavy losses for the terrorist group as they were unable to make any progress after several infiltration attempts.

According to a military source from the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division, ISIS’ death toll exceeded 25 combatants and their wounded were estimated between 40-50, marking the sixth time this year that they were defeated at the airport.

Meanwhile, west of the military airport, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to forestall ISIS’ advance at the 137th Brigade’s headquarters near Jabal Al-Thardeh; this failed assault by the terrorist group resulted in their retreat towards the Damascus-Baghdad International Road.

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Andrew Klein
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Andrew Klein

ISIS is a terrorist group and NOT a State . It is obviously well funded and organized but bears no resemblance to a State .

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Isis desperately seeks the ways to cut their salary costs and that’s how they’ve decided to send their troops to sure death in order to reduce their labour.