Syrian Army Repels Daesh Attack Near Deir ez-Zor Military Airport
21:04 08.01.2016(updated 21:20 08.01.2016)
The Syrian armed forces repelled another major attack of Daesh (also known as ISIL) terrorists near Deir ez-Zor airbase, FNA reported.
During the armed clashes, at least 33 terrorists were killed.
According to a representative of the Syrian Army, Daesh terrorists started an offensive from the strategic hilltop of Tal Kroum, targeting the frontline positions of the Syrian military forces at the Southeastern perimeter of the airbase.
'However, the ISIL's [Daesh] offensive was short-lived, as the Syrian army alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF) fought off the terrorists attempting to bypass their first line of defense near Tal Kroum,' the official told Fars News.
Deir ez-Zor is the seventh largest city in Syria located to the northeast from the country's capital of Damascus, which had repeatedly became a place to armed clashes between Syrian forces and terrorist militias.
Earlier it was reported, that government forces have made major advances in the area and regained control over several heights in the al-Tahrda Mountains, east of Deir ez-Zor military airport.
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