ISIS Storms Air Base in East Syria

ISIS Storms Air Base in East Syria
Sat Dec 6, 2014 13:41:29

Activists say ISIS group terrorists have stormed parts of a army air base in eastern Syria after days of clashes that killed dozens.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the latest attack began Saturday with a suicide car bomb attack on the main entrance of the Deir el-Zour air base.

The ISIS group began a major offensive on the air base, one of the government-held areas in the province of Deir el-Zour, on Thursday.

Supporters of ISIS group posted photos on social media claiming two military helicopters were captured by the terrorists.

But as Al-Manar reported Friday, Reinforcements arrived in Deir Ezzur airport East of Syria for the national military following the gunmen attack on Thursday.

Airport is still under the control of the Syrian army without any progress by the ISIS terrorist group, Army units also destroyed four vehicles of ISIL in the airport area by smart rockets. All of the gunmen inside the vehicles were killed.

Syria was hit by a violent unrest since mid-March 2011, where the state accuses west and Arab countries, mainly Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar of orchestrating the attacks against the Syrian people and army.

Also on other part of the country Takfiri militants sustained heavy toll in Hama and Aleppo provinces, as the Syrian Army continued to make more gains against the armed groups.

The army troops struck a major blow at the rebels in Sneideh district in Hama province, killing and injuring scores of them.

Meantime, the strongholds of the insurgents came under heavy fire from government forces in al-Nayrab, Byanoun, Kafin, Hreitan, al-Rashideen, Salah-Eddin, Ban Zaid and al-Layramon areas, as the soldiers made more advances against the Takfiri militants.

The Syrian Army staged a series of operations in nearby areas of Idlib and Homs provinces, leaving a large number of foreign-backed militants dead and injured.

The army soldiers stormed the hideouts of the rebels in the Northern Province of Idlib, and claimed the lives of scores of them in Binnesh, Ma’aret, al-Numan, al-Sheikh Sindyan and Nahla.

Also, the militants suffered major losses in Rahoum district, as the Syrian troops made gains in Homs central province.

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