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SAA Confronts ISIS Inside Der Ezzor City
Local sources disclosed that the US-led coalition’s helicopters carried out an unprecedented heliborne operation in areas West of Deir Ezzur city to relocate ISIL’s foreign fighters from the region.
The sources said that 6 helicopters were present in the operations, including two that carried a number of soldiers and Arabic translators in a region near al-Kebr station.
The source said the US troops left the helicopters and staged a raid on the terrorists at a water pump station, killing a number of them. “Then they took several ISIL terrorists captive, in an action that more seemed like a theatrical move”.
“It looked like a drill and our suspicons grew when we came to realize that they only took captive those ISIL members who were foreigners,” he added.
Other sources said that “the coalition forces that could speak Arabic with the accent of the Persian Gulf states took with them some of the non-Syrian members of the ISIL”.
Also, Syrian Army troops warded off ISIL’s attacks on seven key government portions in the city of Deir Ezzur and on another point South of the city on Friday, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
ISIL attacked the army’s strongholds in Deir Ezzur airport in the Southern direction of the city and also in the districts of al-Jabiliya, al-Roshdiyeh, al-Huweiqa, Al-Sina’ah, al-Rasafa, al-Baqaliyeh and Tal (hill) Brouk.
The Syrian army sent a large number of reserve troops to the frontlines in order to confront the terrorist group’s offensives.
The army men fended off the terrorist offensives, killing and wounding several terrorists in the process.
The Syrian army launched heavy ground and air strikes against the ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzur, smashing their command centers and hideouts.
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Iraqi Army Advances In Northern Mosul
Iraq’s Police Chief Major General Shaker Jowdat declared on Tuesday that his forces drove ISIL out of a base used by the terrorists for recruiting fresh forces in Mosul after hours of non-stop clashes.
Jowdat said that the Iraqi police forces stormed ISIL’s positions in the Palestine neighborhood in Western Mosul and captured the militants’ recruitment center, inflicting several casualties on them.
He further added that the ISIL terrorists have fled their positions in the village of Yarmajeh towards the right bank of the Tigris River.
The Iraqi forces have so far managed to purge 80 percent of Eastern Mosul of ISIL terrorists.
The Iraqi Army’s Intelligence Department announced earlier today that five ISIL commanders, including a top aide of the terror group’s Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, have been killed in an Iraqi air force raid in Mosul.
The Iraqi army announced in a statement that five ISIL commanders, including Abdul Wahed Khazir Sayer al-Jow’an known as Abu Loi, a senior aide to al-Baghdadi were killed in the airstrike in Eslaah Arazi region.
Manager of the Traffic Department Ahmad Khazir Sayer, Manager of Agricultural Department of the towns of Tal Afar and al-Mahlabiyeh nom de guerre Abdul Karim Khazir Sayer al-Jow’an have also been among the hunted commanders, according to the Iraqi army.
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