ISIS Losing Numbers of Militants, Still under Attack in Deir ez-Zor

ISIS Losing Numbers of Militants, Still under Attack in Deir ez-Zor
Tue Jan 19, 2016 18:34:22

The Syrian Army backed by popular forces fended off an ISIS offensive in the Western part of Deir ez-Zor province, killing at least 70 militants, army announced a few hours ago.

“The Syrian army troops thwarted the ISIS assault to infiltrate into the government forces' defense lines near the village of al-Baqaliyeh and killed at least 70 of them, while so many more were wounded as a result of the army's heavy fire,” the army said.

“The ISIS left behind scores of dead and wounded members and fled the battlefronts,” the army added.

The Syria armed forces have been heavily pounding the ISIS positions across the province in recent weeks.

On Monday, the army also said that its troops alongside popular forces have pushed back the ISIS from more territories in the Eastern province of Deir ez-Zor and retook full control over more strategic heights after a heavy battle.

“The ISIS withdrew forces from its positions near al-Ruwad heights after the army and the National Defense Forces stormed them and killed many of the terrorists,” the army said.

“Al-Ruwad heights and its surroundings are now under full control of the Syrian government forces,” the army added; FNA reported.

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