Syrian Troops Kill, Injure over 50 Daesh Terrorists in Deir Ez-Zor
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syria’s army and its allies targeted the gathering centers of Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists in the western province of Deir ez-Zor, killing and injuring at least 50 militants.
On Tuesday, Syrian forces launched separate attacks against the position of Daesh terrorists in the areas of al-Maqaber, al-Jubaileh, and al-Rashidieh in the surroundings of the Regiment 137, and to the east of Deir ez-Zor airport, leaving at least 28 militants dead and 22 others injured, Syria’s official news agency, SANA, reported.
A rocket launch pad and a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun belonging to the terrorists were also destroyed in the operations.
Earlier, ten terrorists were killed by Syrian troops in a series of operations in the province’s al-Erifi neighborhood and its surrounding areas, in which a large amount of the militants' equipment was also destroyed.
Over the past almost six years, Syria has been fighting foreign-sponsored militancy. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimated in August that more than 400,000 people had been killed in the Syrian crisis until then. The UN has stopped its official casualty count in Syria, citing its inability to verify the figures it receives from various sources.