Syrian Forces Progress in Deir Ez Zour Amid ISIS Infighting, Force ISIS out of Several Areas in the Desert


July 4th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– SANA –  – translated by Samer Hussein –                   

Another victorious day for the Syrian forces.

In Deir Ez Zour province, Syrian Air Force units continued with their anti-ISIS campaign.

On Tuesday, several barricades, gatherings, vehicles and ISIS supply routes were destroyed, following intense airstrikes in the surrounding areas of the Syrian Army Regiment 137, Jneid group, Al Caravanat area, Al Orfi, Al Jafra crossing, Al Ziraa and Al Halabiyeh roundabouts and the neighbourhoods of Husseiniyeh and Al Huweiqeh in Deir Ez Zour city.

Scores of the terrorists, many of them being foreign nationals, were killed in the strikes.

According to local sources, 6 ISIS terrorists were killed after an improvised explosive device went off in one of their hideouts in the town of Buqrus Fouqani, located in the eastern countryside of Deir Ez Zour province.

The sources added that tension between the so-called “security officials” and the “Islamic police” of ISIS are  going on, namely after “ISIS Police” arrested Moussa Al Hassan, one of its senior leaders. 

Meanwhile, Syrian forces made new advances in the Syrian Desert and took control of several strategically important sites, overlooking Hamimeh area at the border of Homs and Deir Ez Zour provinces, forcing ISIS to start transferring its heavy weapons, equipment, tanks and cannons from the surrounding areas of the town of Abu Bukamal, towards the residential neighborhoods of the town itself.

ISIS terrorists were also building barricades in the town of Mayadeen, and are currently working on equipping tunnels and booby-trapping the main street in the town, locals claim.

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