• Syrian army, allies make new advances against Daesh in Dayr al-Zawr

Syrian government forces, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have made fresh territorial gains against Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Syria’s official news agency, SANA, reported on Saturday that Syrian troops and their allies had established full control over the village of Ma’adan Atiq. Scores of extremists were killed or injured during the operation.

Syrian army units and their allied forces also reclaimed Mazloum village in addition to several strategic sites in the town of Khasham. A number of Daesh terrorists were killed or injured in the counter-terrorism offensives.

Government troops also engaged Daesh terrorists in Huwaijah Saker region, inflicting heavy losses upon their ranks and military hardware.

Furthermore, Syrian Air Force fighter jets bombarded Daesh fortifications and supply routes in the adjacent districts of Huwaiqah, al-Jebeliyeh, al-Aridi and Kanamat.

Separately, Syrian troops targeted two Daesh pickup trucks traveling on the road linking al-Islah region to Muhasan area.

Meanwhile, militiamen from the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces have seized a big natural gas field in Dayr al-Zawr province from Daesh terrorists.

Ahmed Abu Khawla, a commander of the US-backed forces, told Reuters that his fellow fighters had retaken the Conoco gas field.


Sep 23, 2017 16:40 UTC