The Syrian Army units achieved a new advance in the operations against ISIL terrorists in the southeastern countryside, killing one of their prominent leaders at the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
SANA reporter said that army units established control over new positions on the road of Deir Ezzor- al-Mayadeen after carrying out intensive operations against dens and gatherings of ISIL terrorists.
On the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, army units engaged in violent clashes with ISIL over the past few hours at the axis of Khsham-Hatlet Fouqani, according to the reporter.
Scores of terrorists were killed in the clashes including one of their prominent leaders nicknamed “Abu Osama” of Tunisian nationality.
The Syrian Air Force backed the infantry troops through carrying out intensive airstrikes and destroying ISIL positions in the villages and towns of al-Jnainieh, al-Hussainyieh, Hatla, Muhassan, Sa’alou, al-Taiba, al-Boulail and al-Salhiyia.
The airstrikes expanded to target positions of ISIL terrorists in neighborhoods of Knamat, al-Hamidyieh, al-Ardi, Khasarat and al-Sheikh Yaseen as a number of terrorists were killed and many of their vehicles and fortifications were destroyed.