Syrian Army Kills 150 ISIL Terrorists in Eastern Province
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Syrian army on Friday managed to repel an attack by the ISIL (also known as Daesh) terrorist group on military positions in the eastern province of Deir Ez-Zour, killing 150 of the terrorists, media reports said.
The Syrian army foiled the ISIL attacks on military positions in the Tal Bruk in the countryside of Deir Ez-Zour, said SANA.
The ISIL group has repeatedly carried out attacks against government positions in that oil-rich province.
The group controls much of the countryside of Deir Ez-Zour province, except the city, which is still under the government control, but besieged by Daesh.
Russian aircrafts frequently carry out airdrops of aid and food to the besieged people in that city.
Deir Ez-Zour holds a strategic importance to the ISIL, due to its proximity to the ISIL-controlled areas in neighboring Iraq.