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Syrian Army Retakes Deir-ez-Zor Military Airport From ISIS

State-run media announces the capture of the strategic facility as part of operations to expand control over the provincial countryside
Syrian Army Retakes Deir-ez-Zor Military Airport From ISIS

The Syrian army expanded its control over the southeastern outskirts of Deir-ez-Zor city after breaking the Islamic State (ISIS) siege on the military airport.

SANA's reporter in Deir-ez-Zor confirmed that army units broke the siege after launching operations in the area surrounding the village of Jafra, achieving a new advance that will enhance security around nearby residential neighborhoods and military points.

The reporter added that operations in the countryside of Deir-ez-Zor were conducted from the ground and the air, with airstrikes hitting ISIS positions in the villages of Al-Jneina, Ayash, Al-Bugheiliya, Hatla, Al-Hweiqa and Mabar al-Jafra.

In the eastern countryside of Hama, Syrian forces arrested on Tuesday a group of ISIS terrorists attempting to infiltrate the southern countryside of Idleb.

According to SANA's reporter in Hama, an army unit ambushed a group of terrorists in Wadi al-Azb in the countryside of Salamiyah, detaining 25 militants and seizing their weapons and ammunition.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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