The Syrian General said that at least 15 members of the ISIL, including Field Commander Abu Mohammad al-Adnani and Libyan Commander Abu Walid Terablosi, were killed in the air assault near Deir Ezzur city.
Zahralddeen said the army has launched fresh attacks on ISIL’s defense lines in Deir Ezzur’s cemetery in the Southern outskirts of the city in recent days and managed to advance 3km deep into the ISIL occupied territories.
Reports said earlier today that the army troops in a preemptive move targeted the gatherings and movements of the ISIL terrorists in the Southern countryside of Deir Ezzur, preventing their move towards the city’s military airport.
The army soldiers stormed ISIL’s concentration centers and movements near Deir Ezzur airbase and foiled the terrorists’ plans for an imminent offensive, killing at least nine terrorists, including several non-Syrians.
The ISIL pulled the remaining pockets of its forces back from the battlefield to evade more casualties.